Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulls and Golden Flashes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Golden Flashes at MAC Center in Kent, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Mid-American conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with Kent State being favored by -15.5 at home against Buffalo.

BUFFALO BULLS VS KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Bulls +15.5

This game will be played at MAC Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Golden Flashes.
  • Even though we have Kent State winning straight-up, we like Buffalo at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Buffalo Stand a Chance on the Road?

Buffalo is coming off a 91-72 loss to Western Michigan and has gone 2-8 in their last 10 road games. The Bulls are 2-19 this season as the underdog.

Overall, Buffalo is 4-23 this season, including a 2-11 record on the road. They have lost their last two games away from home and are being outscored by an average of 9.6 points per game on the road.

Against the spread, Buffalo is 10-16 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-5. As the underdog, the Bulls are 9-12 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 3 road games, Buffalo is 2-1 ATS.

Buffalo’s over/under record this season is 11-14-1. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 146.7 points, which is slightly below the average over/under line of 147. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the Bulls’ offense tallied 72 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Sy Chatman with 23 points. Jonnivius Smith also added 14 points for the Bulls.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 316th nationally, allowing an average of 79.8 points per contest. So far, the Buffalo defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.5 times per game (690th).

Will the Golden Flashes Come Through as Home Favorites?

As the Golden Flashes prepare to take on Buffalo, they will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak. Kent State is 13-14 overall this season and 6-8 in Mid-American Conference play. At home, the Golden Flashes are 6-6 compared to a 5-8 record on the road.

For the season, Kent State has been favored in 18 of its 27 games, going 9-9 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +5.4, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three home games.

As the favorite this season, Kent State has gone 7-11 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is only 4-8. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Flashes have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Kent State’s games this season (144.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

In contrast to their season average of 75.9 points per game, the Kent State had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against Akron and had a field goal percentage of 47.4%. The team’s top scorer is Jalen Sullinger, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.8, while Chris Payton also maintains a PPG average of 12.7 leading up to the game.

Kent State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kent State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.4% this season.