Kent State vs Buffalo: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – January 19, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 19, 2021 - Last Updated on January 23, 2021

The Kent State Golden Flashes (6-1) are favored (-3) to continue a five-game winning streak when they host the Buffalo Bulls (5-4) at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at MAC Center. The matchup airs on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under set at 160.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 19, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulls (+3)

The model favors the Golden Flashes by 1.8 points, just 1.2 less than the 3-point spread set by DraftKings.

Pick OU:
Under (160.5)

The model projects a total 5.2 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Kent State 79, Buffalo 77

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Golden Flashes’ average implied point total this season is 5.4 fewer points than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (76.6 implied points on average compared to 82 implied points in this game).
  • Kent State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (82) four times.
  • The Bulls’ average implied point total on the season (80.1 points) is 1.1 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (79 points).
  • This season, Buffalo has scored more than this game’s implied total of 79 points five times.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Kent State and Buffalo Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Golden Flashes 5-0 3-0 3-2
Bulls 5-3 3-1 6-2

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Kent State


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/16/2021 Ohio Win 89-79 1/15/2021 Bowling Green Loss 76-69
1/12/2021 Central Michigan Win 94-85 1/12/2021 Western Michigan Win 85-69
1/9/2021 Western Michigan Win 80-54 1/9/2021 Ball State Win 86-69
12/13/2020 Northern Kentucky Win 92-73 12/19/2020 Syracuse Loss 107-96
12/8/2020 Detroit Mercy Win 80-66 12/15/2020 Miami (OH) Win 90-62

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