Ohio vs Kent State: MAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 5 seed Ohio Bobcats (13-7) are favored by  when they square off the No. 4 seed Kent State Golden Flashes (15-7) in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, tipping off at 1:30 PM ET on ESPN+. A guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket is on the line as these teams look to claim the MAC championship.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ohio Betting Information

  • Ohio is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 10-7.
  • The Bobcats have a winning record against the spread when favored by 2 points or more, going 5-3 this season.
  • Ohio and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of 17 games this season (58.8%).
  • The Bobcats fell 86-66 to Buffalo in their last contest on Saturday. Ben Roderick racked up a team-high 15 points in the loss. They were favored by 1.5 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 159.5 point total.

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

Ohio Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jason Preston 15 15.4 7.2 7.6 1.3 0.3 1.4
Dwight Wilson 19 15.2 7.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.0
Ben Vander Plas 20 12.5 5.8 3.6 1.6 0.7 2.0
Ben Roderick 18 12.3 2.7 1.0 0.6 0.2 2.6
Lunden McDay 20 10.4 2.4 1.3 0.8 0.2 1.1

Kent State Betting Information

  • The Golden Flashes have topped the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 10-9-1.
  • As at least a 2-point underdog, the Golden Flashes meet expectations with 7-7-1 record against the spread.
  • The Golden Flashes covered the total points bet in 10 games this season, 50% of the 20 games they have played this season.
  • The Golden Flashes fell to Buffalo 81-67 and didn’t cover the spread as 5.5-point underdogs, while going under the 154.5 point total in their last contest on Friday. Tervell Beck totaled a team-high 19 points in the loss.

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 18 11.4 4.9 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.7
Malique Jacobs 22 9.7 4.9 3.7 2.0 0.7 0.4
Giovanni Santiago 22 9.4 3.0 4.1 1.2 0.1 2.3

Total Facts

  • Ohio and its opponents have hit the over on Thursday’s 149.5 total in 13 out of 20 games (65%) this season.
  • In 40.9% of Kent State’s games this season (9 of 22), the total points scored was higher than Thursday’s 149.5-point over/under.
  • The Bobcats average 80.2 points per game against the Golden Flashes’ 77.3, amounting to 8.0 points over the matchup’s over/under of 149.5.
  • The 144.1 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 5.4 fewer than the 149.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Bobcats have seen a 153.8 average over/under in their games this season, 4.3 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • Golden Flashes games have an over/under of 147.8 points this season, 1.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Ohio Ohio -1.5 155.5 -145 +115 Regular Season 89-79 KENT
2/28/2020 Ohio Ohio -2 141 -134 +110 Regular Season 76-69 OHIO
2/15/2020 Kent State Kent State -7.5 141 -362 +272 Regular Season 87-72 KENT
2/26/2019 N/A Kent State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-73 KENT
1/15/2019 N/A Ohio N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 66-52 KENT

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