Buffalo vs Kent State odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 21 prediction from proven computer model
Buffalo and Kent State face off Friday night in their first of two Mid-American conference matchups this season. After a three-game slide, the Bulls have won three in a row heading into Friday, and have been led by senior forward Jeenathan Williams. For the season, Williams has averaged 18.3 points, with 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Kent State will counter with senior guard Sincere Carry, who has averaged 17.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Golden Flashes.
Tip-off from Alumni Arena in Buffalo is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game will air on CBS Sports Network. The Bulls are favored by seven points in the latest Buffalo vs. Kent State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 148.5. Before entering any Kent State vs. Buffalo picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Buffalo vs. Kent State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Kent State vs. Buffalo:
Buffalo vs. Kent State spread: Buffalo -7Buffalo vs. Kent State over-under: 148.5 points
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What you need to know about Buffalo
The Bulls didn’t have much breathing room in their contest with the Ball State Cardinals last week, but they walked away with a 74-68 win. Buffalo center David Skogman dropped a double-double on 16 points and 11 rebounds, and guard Ronaldo Segu had 14 points and seven assists along with six rebounds. Segu has been one of Buffalo’s most dynamic players on offense over the last five games. During that stretch, he’s averaged 18.2 points and 5.4 assists.
The Bulls have done a good job creating scoring opportunities all season and average a robust 81.6 points per game. Buffalo’s charged-up offense gets off 64.5 shots and 14.9 assists each time out. Segu is the team’s top distributor with 78 assists this season. He also leads the team from beyond the three-point line and hits 43.5 percent of his shots from distance.
What you need to know about Kent State
The Eastern Michigan Eagles typically have all the answers at home, but Kent State proved too difficult a challenge for them on Tuesday. Kent State bagged a 56-47 victory due to the strong play of Malique Jacobs, who scored 17 points on offense and had four steals and two blocks on the defensive end. Jacobs is the team’s second-leading scorer and averages 12.3 points and seven rebounds this season.
The Golden Flashes rank 32nd in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 62.4 on average. Through seven conference games this season, that number is slightly higher at 63.9, but it is still the best mark in the Mid-American. Carry, Jacobs, and junior guard Giovanni Santiago have all been active defenders and have combined for 71 total steals, which has been key to keeping Kent State competitive. Buffalo has only allowed opponents to come away with five steals per game, so it will need to be at the top of its game.
How to make Kent State vs. Buffalo picks
The model has simulated Buffalo vs. Kent State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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