Looking to win big? The Golden Flashes and Trojans face off at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The Trojans are hosting the game at MAC Center in Kent, OH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 144.5 points, and Troy is favored by -5 at home against Kent State.
KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES VS TROY TROJANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Kent State Golden Flashes +5
This game will be played at MAC Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Trojans.
- Even though we have Troy winning straight-up, we like Kent State at +5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Can Kent State Pull Off a Road Win?
So far this season, Kent State has been the underdog in four games and has gone 2-2 in those matchups. The Golden Flashes are coming off a 63-61 win over Western Michigan, and they have won two straight games.
On the road, Kent State has gone 5-5 this season, and over their last three games away from home, they have gone 3-0. For the season, the Golden Flashes have an average scoring margin of +0.5 on the road, and their record in Mid-American Conference play is 5-6.
As the underdog this season, Kent State has gone 2-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Flashes have an impressive 7-3 ATS mark. On the road, Kent State is 5-5 vs. the spread this season and they are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 road games.
So far this season, the over/under record in Kent State games is 13-8 and today’s line of 144.5 is right in line with the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, and the OU record in their games over their last 10 contests is 4-6.
Compared to their season average of 76.9 points per game, Kent State struggled in their previous game. Against Western Michigan, the Golden Flashes scored 63 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Leading the team in scoring was Voncameron Davis with 19 points. Chris Payton also added 17 points for the Golden Flashes.
Kent State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.7 points per game. Against Western Michigan in their most recent game, the Kent State defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Western Michigan to hit 37% of their shots.
Are Troy Ready for a Home Win?
At home this season, Troy has been dominant, going 10-1 and outscoring opponents by an average of 11.2 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, they are a perfect 10-0. On the year, the Trojans are 12-2 when favored. They have a 16-8 overall record and have won five straight.
Troy has been even better in Sun Belt play, going 10-2 compared to 6-6 in non-conference games. Their opponent, Kent State, comes in with a record of 3-7 on the road. The Trojans have been favored in 14 of their 24 games, going 12-2 in those contests.
As the favorite this season, Troy has been solid vs. the spread at 11-3. They have also been great vs. the spread at home, going 9-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Trojans have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Troy games is 11-10, and today’s line of 144.5 is right in line with the average OU line of 146.7 in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and on the year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.
Troy’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Marshall, finishing the game with a total of 82 points. Their season average is now 80.1 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Christyon Eugene, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.5, while Tayton Conerway also maintains a PPG average of 11.5 leading up to the game.
The Trojans’ defense is presently ranked 110th nationally, allowing an average of 69.5 points per contest. The Troy defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Marshall to connect on 9 threes.