Toledo Rockets at Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Prediction 01/07/20

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It will be a battle between two sensational offenses when the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-3, 1-0 MAC) square off with the Toledo Rockets (8-6, 0-1 MAC) at Memorial A & C Center. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Toledo Rockets at Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Golden Flashes had no trouble getting past the Bowling Green Falcons, 79-61, while the Rockets fell to the Ball State Cardinals, 61-57.

Kent State played a nearly perfect contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.183 (below their season average of 0.206) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.567 (above their season average of 0.524). Bowling Green was 0.097 and 0.444, respectively, for those same stats. Toledo, on the other hand, held Ball State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.9 (below their season average of 29.3). Kent State rallied around Antonio Williams, who put up 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Willie Jackson, meanwhile was a key piece for Toledo with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Golden Flashes won the only game between these two teams last year, 87-85. Kent State did a fantastic job of making free throws (12-16; 75.0 percent). Toledo, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.590 vs. 0.551). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

There’s a decent chance that Toledo struggles to create turnovers. Kent State ranks 21st in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.2 percent), while Toledo forces the 200th-most turnovers (19.6 percent).

Toledo Rockets at Kent State Golden Flashes Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Kent State, ATS Winner – Kent State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Kent State ranks 16th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Toledo ranks 154th (7.4).
  • The Golden Flashes rank 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Rockets rank 133rd (4.1).
  • Kent State averages 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 61st in the NCAA. Toledo ranks 113th in assists allowed per game (12.4).
  • The Golden Flashes average 26.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Rockets rank 179th in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
  • Kent State ranks 96th in rebounds per game (37.8) while Toledo ranks 218th in rebounds allowed per game (37.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (10.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (5.3 above their season average).
  • The Golden Flashes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, down from 12.9 for the season.