Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Golden Flashes and Rockets. The game is starting at 11:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Rockets at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 151.5 points, and Toledo is favored by -5.5 to win at home against Kent State.


The Pick: Toledo Rockets -5.5

This game will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 11:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Not only will Toledo pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Golden Flashes Stand a Chance in Cleveland?

After losing their last game to Toledo by a score of 86-71, Kent State’s record now stands at 15-16 overall and 7-10 in Mid-American Conference play. The Golden Flashes have lost two straight games and have gone 0-5 on the road over their last five games.

As the underdog, Kent State has gone just 2-6 this season, and they are 5-10 on the road with an average scoring margin of -3.1 points per game. So far, the Golden Flashes have been the underdog in eight games.

As the underdog, Kent State has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 2-6. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 9-19. On the road, the Golden Flashes are 5-10 vs. the spread.

Kent State’s over/under record this season is 17-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.6) and there have been 25 games with a lower over/under line than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 151 points.

The Golden Flashes’ offense finished with 71 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.6 points per contest. Voncameron Davis was the leading scorer for the Golden Flashes, putting up 20 points. In addition, Giovanni Santiago contributed 14 points.

The Golden Flashes’ defense is presently ranked 180th nationally, allowing an average of 72.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Toledo, the Rockets finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 86 points vs. Kent State.

Can the Rockets Offense Score Enough at Home?

Coming off an 86-71 win against Kent State, Toledo is favored by 5.5 points in this matchup. So far, the Rockets are 16-5 this season when they are favored. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

Over the course of the season, Toledo has a scoring differential of +5.1 points per game at home, where they are 12-5. On the year, they have a record of 20-11, including a 14-4 mark in Mid-American Conference games.

Overall, Toledo’s ATS record this season is 15-16. At home, they are 8-9 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Rockets have gone 9-12 vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, Toledo is 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Toledo games is 17-14. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (154.7). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 160 points compared to their season average of 157.1 points per game.

Toledo’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 86 points against Kent State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51.8% and made 18/22 free throws. Leading Toledo in scoring vs. Kent State was Ra’Heim Moss with his 21 points. Dante Maddox Jr. also added 18 points for the Rockets.

Coming into the game, Toledo will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.4 points per game (279th). In their previous game vs. Kent State, the Golden Flashes finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 71 points vs. Toledo.