Kent State vs Eastern Michigan: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 20, 2021 - Last Updated on February 23, 2021

The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-7) are big, 14.5-point underdogs as they try to stop a four-game losing streak when they visit the Kent State Golden Flashes (13-3) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at MAC Center. The matchup airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The matchup has an over/under set at 147.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Golden Flashes (-14.5)

The Golden Flashes are the bet in this contest. They’re favored by 7.9 more points in the model than DraftKings (22.4 to 14.5).

Pick OU:
Over (147.5)

The model predicts a total 3.6 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Kent State 87, Eastern Michigan 64

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 average implied total for the Golden Flashes this season is 78.3 points, 2.7 fewer points than their implied total of 81 points in Saturday’s game.
  • Kent State has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (81) seven times this season.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Eagles (76) is nine more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (67).
  • Eastern Michigan has scored more than 67 points six times this season.

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

Kent State and Eastern Michigan Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 14.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Golden Flashes 9-4-1 1-0 7-7
Eagles 2-5 0-0 5-2

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

Last 5 Games

Kent State

Eastern Michigan
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/16/2021 Western Michigan Win 76-69 1/26/2021 Akron Loss 86-61
2/13/2021 Northern Illinois Win 80-58 1/23/2021 Miami (OH) Loss 85-63
2/9/2021 Bowling Green Win 71-67 1/21/2021 Buffalo Loss 92-77
2/5/2021 Akron Loss 72-61 1/16/2021 Central Michigan Loss 75-64
2/2/2021 Miami (OH) Win 77-68 1/14/2021 Calvin Win 67-56

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