The Golden Flashes and Bulls are set to face off at 6:30 ET on CBSS. The Bulls will host the game at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, NY. Kent State is favored by -8 in this Mid-American conference matchup the against Buffalo. The over/under for the game is set at 148.5 points.


The Pick: Buffalo Bulls +8

This game will be played at Alumni Arena at 6:30 ET on Friday, February 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bulls.
  • Not only will Buffalo pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Golden Flashes Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Through 21 games, Kent State has a 10-11 record, including a 2-6 mark in Mid-American Conference play. The Golden Flashes have lost three straight games, and they are 6-9 this season when favored. On the road, Kent State has gone 3-5, and its average scoring margin is -4.0.

Kent State’s last game was a 71-67 loss to Miami (OH), and over the team’s last 10 road games, it has gone 4-6. The Golden Flashes have an average scoring margin of +2.5 at home this season, and they are 4-6 when playing in their own gym.

On the season, Kent State’s ATS record is 6-12. In their 15 games as the favorite, they are just 5-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Flashes have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Kent State games is 12-6. The average over/under line in their games is 144 and today’s line of 148.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

In their latest game, Kent State offense put up 67 points against Miami (OH). They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 31% and made 9 threes. Leading Kent State in scoring vs. Miami (OH) was Jalen Sullinger with his 16 points. Giovanni Santiago also added 12 points for the Golden Flashes.

Coming into today’s game, the Kent State defense is giving up an average of 74.3 points per contest. Kent State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Miami (OH) to just 31% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Bulls Exceed Expectations at Home?

Through 20 games this season, Buffalo has a record of 2-18. They have lost their last seven games and are just 1-7 in Mid-American Conference play. At home, the Bulls are 0-10 this season and have lost their last 10 games at home.

Coming into today’s game as an underdog, Buffalo has gone 1-14 as the underdog this season. Their average scoring margin at home is -17.1 points per game, and they have gone 0-5 in their last five home games.

Buffalo has not been a good bet at home this season, going 0-10 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is just 6-13. As the underdog, the Bulls are 6-9 vs. the spread this year and 4-6 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Buffalo’s over/under record for the season is 7-11-1, and today’s line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their over/under record in that span is 1-1-1.

In their latest game, Buffalo offense put up 70 points against Ohio. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.3% and made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Bulls have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 355th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 397th in percentage and 256th in three-pointers made.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 311st nationally, allowing an average of 79.9 points per contest. Buffalo’s three-point defense is currently 133rd in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.3% of their shots vs. Buffalo.