Against The Spread Pick
On a Friday slate that does not offer much excitement, this match-up could prove to be one of the better games. This is because both teams are neck and neck for 3rd place in the MAC East Division. The Bulls currently hold a one-game lead over Kent State for said position, making this game extremely important for the sake of conference tournament seeding. Buffalo most recently beat Ball State 72-59, while the Golden Flashes fell to Eastern Michigan 70-49. The Bulls have now won three games in a row, while Kent State are in the midst of a 1-3 stretch. It should be noted that Kent State are a much better team at home and therefore should bounce back from a pitiful performance against Eastern Michigan. The Golden Flashes already beat this team back in January and now being at home, I lean Kent State to get the season sweep.
Over Under Pick
The total is the play I like more in this match-up as both sides are playing to the under almost every time out. The Bulls are scoring an average of 71.8 points over their last five games, while the Golden Flashes are scoring just 62.4 points. Both defenses however, have been very solid, allowing no more than 66 points on average over the same five-game stretch. The under is 9-1 in Buffalo’s last 10 games and 4-1 in Kent State’s last 5 games. Also, the under is 7-3 in the last 10 head to head meetings. With likely an inflated total, I look for the under to easily cash in this MAC game.