Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Broncos 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 odds for this Mid-American conference game currently have Kent State as the -10.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148 points.
WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS VS KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Western Michigan Broncos +10.5
This game will be played at MAC Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.
WHY BET THE WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Flashes.
- Even though we have Kent State winning straight-up, we like Western Michigan at +10.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Western Michigan Pull Off A Win at MAC Center?
Western Michigan’s road record this season is 2-8, and the team has lost three straight games away from home. Over the last 10 games on the road, the Broncos are just 2-8. For the season, Western Michigan is 5-11 as the underdog.
In their last game, the Broncos lost to Ball State by a score of 77-67. Western Michigan’s overall record this season is 8-14, and they have lost three straight games.
Western Michigan has an overall ATS record of 12-9 this season, including a 6-4 mark vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Broncos have gone 10-6 vs. the spread this year.
Western Michigan’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-11 and today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 136 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 0-3. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 148.
Coming off their recent game, the Western Michigan offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Ball State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.9%, and they made 9 threes. Seth Hubbard is leading the team in scoring at 14.9 points per contest. Jefferson Monegro has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 9.9 going into the game.
At this time, the Broncos’ defense is positioned 247th in the country, permitting 75.6 points per game. So far, the Western Michigan defense is giving up an average of 9.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.2 times per game (673rd).
Will the Golden Flashes Win at MAC Center?
After a 4-6 start to the season, Kent State has evened their record at 11-11. They have gone 7-5 outside of Mid-American play, and they are 4-6 at home this season. The Golden Flashes have gone 5-5 on the road, and they have won their last three games away from home.
As the favorite, Kent State is 7-9 this season, and they have been favored in 16 of their 22 games. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.5, and they have lost four straight games at home. In their last game, they beat Buffalo by a score of 83-52.
As the favorite this season, Kent State has gone 6-10 against the spread. Their home ATS mark is just 3-7, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 3-7 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 148 for the Kent State vs Western Michigan game is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (144.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 135 points compared to their season average of 150.8 points per game.
Kent State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 83 points against Buffalo. This output exceeded their season average of 77.5 points per game. On the offensive front, the Golden Flashes have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 186th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 109th in terms of percentage and 105th in three-pointers made.
In terms of defense, Kent State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.3 points per game. Against Buffalo, the Golden Flashes’ defense gave up 52 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Buffalo only made 10 free-throws.