Kent State

Ball State

PICKS


KNT -1 Point Spread
-110



Over 135.5 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

The last quarterfinal of this years’ MAC tournament will see the 6th seeded Kent State Golden Flashes take on the 3rd seeded Ball State Cardinals. The Golden Flashes got a relatively easy win at home in their first round game, beating Eastern Michigan by 10. Ball State ended their season having won 4 of their last 5 to earn this bye, but now having not played for close to a week, they must start this game strong. In two meetings this season, each team won once, and both won on the road. This is a neutral site game however, and the fact that this game is banned to the public, makes it even more of a toss up. Kent State is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings and because these two teams are pretty even, I will lean to the favorite here and take Kent State.

Over Under Pick

Kent State is clearly the better offensive team in this match-up, averaging about 75 points per game. Whereas, Ball State will like try to slow things down, the reason why they are averaging just 68.9 points per game. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and 4-0 in the last 4 games for Kent State. Even with no fans present, I look for the Golden Flashes to play their style of basketball and I will look for there to be a ton of points scored. It is not a game I want to bet, at least until we see how teams respond to there being no fans, but again, my lean would be over the total.