Kent State Golden Flashes at Buffalo Bulls Free Prediction 01/24/20

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It will be a battle between two sensational offenses when the Buffalo Bulls (13-6, 4-2 MAC) meet the Kent State Golden Flashes (13-6, 3-3 MAC) at Alumni Arena. Action begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 24, 2020, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Buffalo Bulls Betting Odds

In their last game, the Bulls were victorious over the Western Michigan Broncos, 90-79, while the Golden Flashes lost to the Northern Illinois Huskies, 76-69.

The Bulls had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 6.9 (better than their season average of 15.9) and held the Broncos to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.3 (below the 29.8 mark opponents have averaged against Buffalo this season). Kent State, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (11.7 vs. 15.1). Jayvon Graves played well for Buffalo with 23 points. Danny Pippen played well for Kent State, contributing 18 points and nine rebounds.

The Bulls dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last contest, Buffalo won 80-57. The Bulls’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Golden Flashes. Buffalo had a rate of 11.0, while Kent State posted a mark of 27.5. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Buffalo could dominate the offensive glass in this contest. The Bulls rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (35.0 percent), while Kent State ranks 261st in defensive rebounding percentage (70.2 percent).

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Buffalo Bulls Odds Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Kent State, ATS Winner – Kent State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Buffalo averages 41.5 rebounds per game, which ranks seventh in the nation. Kent State ranks 149th in rebounds allowed per game (35.6).
  • The Golden Flashes rank 26th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Bulls rank 125th (6.7).
  • Buffalo ranks 47th in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while Kent State ranks 89th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6).
  • The Golden Flashes average 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 63rd in the nation. The Bulls rank 185th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
  • Kent State ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Buffalo ranks 132nd (4.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulls’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.6, down from 4.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Golden Flashes have scored an average of 73.8 points per game (4.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (4.9 above their season average).