Kent State vs. Buffalo Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats and Best Bets – Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Kent State Golden Flashes (13-14, 6-8 MAC) are at home in MAC action against the Buffalo Bulls (4-23, 2-12 MAC) on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET. The Golden Flashes are double-digit favorites by 15 points in the game. The matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points.

Kent State vs. Buffalo Odds

  • Kent State odds to win: -1544
  • Buffalo odds to win: +867
  • Spread: Kent State (-15)
  • Total: 146.5
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Kent, Ohio
  • Venue: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
  • Who Will Win Kent State vs. Buffalo?

    Kent State and Buffalo Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

    Kent State is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 15-point favorites.

    In games this year in which it was an underdog by 15 points or more, Buffalo has a 4-1 record against the spread.

    These two teams average a combined 143.7 points per game, 2.8 fewer points than the over/under of 146.5 set for this matchup.

    Opponents of the two teams average a combined 5.3 more points per game, 151.8, than this matchup’s over/under of 146.5 points.

    Kent State’s average total in outings this season has been 147.9, 1.4 points higher than the total in this particular game.

    The average total in Bulls games this season is 1.1 more points than the point total of 146.5 for this outing.

    The Golden Flashes’ ATS record is 9-16-0 this season.

    The Bulls are 10-16-0 against the spread this year.

    Kent State Stats & Insights

    Kent State averages 75.9 points per game (113th in college basketball) while allowing 72 per contest (186th in college basketball). It has a +104 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 3.9 points per game.

    Kent State is 216th in the country at 34.9 rebounds per game. That’s 2.2 more than the 32.7 its opponents average.

    The Golden Flashes make 8.3 three-pointers per game (93rd in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.6 on average.

    Kent State averages 97.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (116th in college basketball), and allows 92.8 points per 100 possessions (188th in college basketball).

    The Golden Flashes are posting 79.8 points per game this season at home, which is 8.9 more points than they’re averaging in road games (70.9).

    Buffalo Stats & Insights

    Buffalo puts up 67.8 points per game (317th in college basketball) while giving up 79.8 per outing (346th in college basketball). It has a -323 scoring differential and has been outscored by 12 points per game.

    Buffalo pulls down 35.3 rebounds per game (190th in college basketball) while conceding 37 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.7 boards per game.

    Buffalo makes 6.6 three-pointers per game (262nd in college basketball), 1.4 fewer than its opponents.

    Buffalo ranks 345th in college basketball with 85.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 349th defensively with 100.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

    In 2023-24 the Bulls are scoring 0.4 fewer points per game at home (68.1) than away (68.5).

    Kent State Key Players to Watch

    The scoring leader for the Golden Flashes this season is Jalen Sullinger, who averages 14.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

    Kent State’s leading rebounder is Chris Payton averaging 7.4 boards per game and its best passer is Giovanni Santiago and his 4.1 assists per game.

    Sullinger leads the Golden Flashes in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    The Kent State steals leader is Santiago, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Payton, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

    Buffalo Key Players to Watch

    Sy Chatman racks up 18.6 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bulls.

    Jonnivius Smith has a stat line of 8.5 rebounds, 8 points and one assist per game for Buffalo to take the top rebound spot on the team. Isaiah Adams holds the top spot for assists with 3.5 per game, adding 12.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest.

    Ryan Sabol averages 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulls.

    Shawn Fulcher (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Buffalo while Chatman (1.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.

    Kent State vs. Buffalo Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Kent State (-15)
  • Pick OU: Over (146.5)
  • Prediction:
    Kent State 82, Buffalo 65
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