Buffalo vs Kent State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 5, 2021

The Buffalo Bulls (13-7) are 5.5-point favorites as they look to extend a four-game winning streak when they host the Kent State Golden Flashes (15-6) on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Alumni Arena. The game airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup’s point total is set at 155.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 5, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Buffalo Betting Information

  • Buffalo is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 12-7.
  • The Bulls have a winning record against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more, going 6-2 this season.
  • Buffalo and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of 19 games this season (52.6%).
  • The Bulls beat Akron 80-78 but failed to cover the spread as 6.5-point favorites, while going under the 159.5 point total in their last outing on Tuesday. Josh Mballa scored a team-high 15 points in the victory.

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

Buffalo Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jeenathan Williams 20 17.0 7.1 2.5 1.0 0.5 1.1
Josh Mballa 17 15.1 10.0 2.2 1.8 0.5 0.2
Jayvon Graves 20 14.5 5.9 3.9 1.6 0.8 1.5
Ronaldo Segu 20 13.1 3.4 4.3 0.9 0.1 1.8
LaQuill Hardnett 20 6.7 4.5 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.2

Kent State Betting Information

  • Kent State has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 10-8-1.
  • For the 10th time this season, the Golden Flashes are at least a 5.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 4-4-1 against the spread.
  • Kent State and its opponents have typically covered the over/under this season, doing so in 52.6% (10) of its 19 games played.
  • The Golden Flashes knocked off Miami (OH) 64-51 in their last contest on Saturday. Tervell Beck scored a team-high 19 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 2-point favorites, and the teams combined to fall short of the 147.5 point total.

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

Kent State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Danny Pippen 20 19.3 8.7 2.8 0.8 1.3 2.5
Michael Nuga 13 17.8 5.5 1.6 1.5 0.1 2.8
Tervell Beck 17 11.0 5.1 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.6
Malique Jacobs 21 9.4 4.9 3.7 1.8 0.7 0.4
Giovanni Santiago 21 9.2 3.0 4.0 1.2 0.1 2.2

Total Facts

  • Buffalo and its opponents have gone over Friday’s 155 total in eight out of 20 games (40%) this season.
  • In Kent State’s games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Friday’s matchup over/under in eight out of 21 matchups (38.1%).
  • The Bulls average 82.8 points per game against the Golden Flashes’ 77.8, amounting to 5.6 points over the contest’s total of 155.
  • The 143 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 12 fewer than the 155 total in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Bulls games is 155.8 points, 0.8 more than the over/under of 155 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 7.2 points more than the average over/under in Golden Flashes games this season (147.8 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/19/2021 Kent State Kent State -4 163.5 -184 +150 Regular Season 84-81 KENT
2/21/2020 Kent State Kent State -3 152.5 -157 +129 Regular Season 104-98 BUFF
1/24/2020 Buffalo Buffalo -3.5 156.5 -176 +140 Regular Season 70-66 KENT
2/22/2019 N/A Buffalo N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-57 BUFF
1/25/2019 N/A Kent State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-79 BUFF

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