Golden Flashes vs. Bulls Prediction
The 25th-ranked Buffalo Bulls have a chance to take a half-game lead in the Mid-American Conference East Division standings tonight with a home win over the Kent State Golden Flashes. Is a spread bet on Buffalo as big favorites a smart play?
Friday, February 22, 2019
Alumni Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are a 15.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 159.5 points. As of Friday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Kent State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Golden Flashes stumble at Chippewas
Kent State suffered an 84-74 loss Tuesday nght at Central Michigan to fall to 19-7 overall and 8-5 in the MAC. The Golden Flashes fell behind 40-33 at halftime and were unable to rally. Kent State shot 24-of-61 from the field, 1-of-14 from 3-point range and 25-of-31 from the free throw line. Phil Whittington led KSU with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting plus 6-of-10 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down five rebounds. Jaylin Walker tallied 14 points, seven boards and two assists. Antonio Williams added 13 points, four dimes, three steals, two rebounds and two blocked shots.
Bulls blitz Bobcats
Buffalo dominated at home to the tune of 114-67 Tuesday night over Ohio to move to 23-3 overall and 11-2 in conference action. The Bulls led 52-27 at halftime and continued to increase the advantage after the break. Buffalo shot 41-of-72 from the field, 19-of-33 from 3-point range and 13-of-18 at the free throw line. Jayvon Graves paced the Bulls with 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting including 7-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also grabbed four rebounds. C.J. Massinburg accounted for 23 points, four assists and three boards. Jeenathan Williams tallied 13 points and eight rebounds. Montell McCrae added 11 points, seven boards and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Flashes are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss. Kent State is 2-7-2 ATS in its last 11 Friday games.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after scoring 100 or more points in the previous game. Buffalo is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 home games.
The Bulls beat Kent State 88-79 on the road four weeks ago and is arguably playing better basketball right now. Buffalo hasn't lost at home all season and has won every MAC home game by at least 12 points. Considering how locked in the Bulls looked in their last game, I think they cruise again here and cover another spread.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO BULLS -15.5