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Ohio vs. Kent State odds, line: 2022 college basketball picks, Jan. 7 predictions from proven computer model

Get ready for a Mid-American Conference battle as the Ohio Bobcats and the Kent State Golden Flashes face off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio. Ohio is 11-2 overall and 7-0 at home, while Kent State is 7-6 overall and 1-2 on the road. Kent State has won seven of the last 10 and covered the spread in six of those 10 meetings against their in-state conference foes.

However, it’s been Ohio that’s had the momentum in rivalry of late, winning and covering two of the last three head-to-head matchups. The Bobcats are favored by eight points in the latest Ohio vs. Kent State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 136. Before entering any Kent State vs. Ohio picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer 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 almost $2,200 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 Ohio vs. Kent State. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Ohio vs. Kent State:

  • Ohio vs. Kent State spread: Ohio -8
  • Ohio vs. Kent State over-under: 136 points

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What you need to know about Ohio

The Bobcats didn’t have too much breathing room in their contest with the Akron Zips on Tuesday, but they still walked away with a 69-63 win. Among those leading the charge for Ohio was guard Mark Sears, who had 24 points and five assists in addition to eight rebounds.

Sears has elevated his game tremendously in his second year on campus, going from averaging 8.5 points per game as a freshman to averaging 19.1 points per game this season. Meanwhile, Jason Carter has returned to Ohio after transferring away for two seasons at Xavier and is making a huge impact as the team’s second-leading scorer (14.3 points per game) and leading rebounder (7.1 rebounds per game).

What you need to know about Kent State

Meanwhile, the Ball State Cardinals typically have all the answers at home, but on Tuesday Kent State proved too difficult a challenge. Kent State escaped with a win by the margin of a single free throw, 66-65. It was another big night for guard Sincere Carry, who had 26 points and six assists along with seven boards.

The Golden Flashes found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 85-63 punch to the gut against the Bobcats when the two teams previously met in March of last year. The loss knocked Kent State out of the conference tournament, so expect Rob Senderoff’s squad to want to send an early message to the defending MAC champions that they are serious competitors for the conference title.

How to make Kent State vs. Ohio picks

The model has simulated Ohio vs. Kent State 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Ohio vs. Kent State? And which side of the spread hits nearly 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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