Buffalo vs. Kent State Point Spread Pick 3/4/22

by | Mar 4, 2022 | cbb

Buffalo Bulls (19-9 SU, 12-14-0 ATS) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (20-9 SU, 14-11-2 ATS)

When: Friday March 04 2022, 6:00 PM PM (ET)

Where: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center

Point Spread: Buffalo 1.5/Buffalo -1.5 (BAS Sportsbook)

Total: 145.5

Money Line: Bulls 112/Kent State -137

Key Injuries

Buffalo
Kuluel Madin: Undisclosed (OUT)

Kent State
No Reported Injuries

Recent Form

The Buffalo Bulls come into this matchup with an overall record of 19-9. On the season, the Bulls have performed well in their 18 conference games, posting a record of 13-5. This mark is good for 3rd in the MAC. In addition to playing well in the MAC, Buffalo has performed well on the road. Through 16 games, the Bulls are 10-6 away from home. Over their last 5 games, they have played above .500 basketball, holding a record of 4-1.

The Kent State Golden Flashes get set to host the Bulls with an overall record of 20-9. On the season, the Golden Flashes have performed well in their 19 conference games, posting a record of 15-4. This mark is good for 1st in the MAC. In addition to playing well in the MAC, Kent State has performed well at home. Through 14 games, the Golden Flashes are 10-4 at home. Over their last 5 games, they have played above .500 basketball, holding a record of 5-0

Key Players

The Buffalo Bulls come into this game with a balanced scoring attack, as 3 players are averaging at least 10 points per game. So far, 54.0% of the team’s points have come from these 3 players. The leader of this group is Jeenathan Williams, averaging 19.2 points per game.

On the season, 56% of his points have come from inside the arc, where he is shooting 50.0%. The Bulls’ second-leading scorer is Ronaldo Segu adding 15.3 points per game. Thus far, he has a field goal percentage of 44.0%. Not only does Segu help the team through scoring, but he is also the Bulls’ top distributor, dishing out 5.3 assists per game.

The Kent State Golden Flashes head into this game with an offense heavily reiant on their top scorers. So far, 37.0% of their offense is coming from just 2 players. The leader of this group is Sincere Carry, averaging 18.7 points per game. On the season, 42.0% of his points have come from inside the arc, where he is shooting 52.0%. Carry also serves as the units best distributor, dishing out 4.7 assists per game. The Golden Flashes’ second-leading scorer is Malique Jacobs adding 11.9 points per game. Thus far, he has a field goal percentage of 39.0%. In addition to his scoring contributions, Jacobs is also the team’s top rebounder, pulling down 7.6 boards per game.

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Efficiency Analysis

For the season, the Buffalo Bulls are averaging 79.7 points per game, good for a rank of 12th in the NCAA. When playing on the road, the Bulls’ scoring average drops to 77 points per contest. . On the other side, the Kent State Golden Flashes are the 190th ranked scoring offense, averaging 69.5 points per game. So far, Kent State is scoring an additional 4.0 points per game when playing at home.

Buffalo comes into this matchup as the more efficient scoring team. In these games, the Bulls have a record of 17-7 on an average scoring margin of 8.0 points. Even though Kent State trails Buffalo on the offensive end of the court, they enter this game holding the edge on defense. So far, the Golden Flashes are 18-7 with an edge in defensive efficiency. In these games, they hold an average scoring margin of 6.0 points.

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Bulls are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog.
  • Bulls are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up loss.
  • Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Golden Flashes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Joe’s Pick Against the Spread

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