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How to watch Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Ohio Bobcats: NCAA Basketball live stream info, TV channel, start time, game odds

Halftime Report

Ohio needs a win to get to even, but right now it’s anybody’s game. They have jumped out to a quick 33-32 lead against Kent State.

Ohio came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We’ll see if they’re able to flip the script or if it’ll just be more of the same.

Who’s Playing

Ohio Bobcats @ Kent State Golden Flashes

Current Records: Ohio 9-10, Kent State 10-9

How To Watch

What to Know

We’ve got another exciting Mid American matchup on schedule as the Ohio Bobcats and the Kent State Golden Flashes are set to tip at 6:30 p.m. ET on January 26th at Memorial Athletic & Convocation Center. Ohio is hoping to put an end to a seven-game streak of away losses dating back to last season.

After soaring to 85 points the game before, Ohio faltered in their matchup on Tuesday. They fell 67-58 to the Zips. The result shouldn’t come as a shock considering that’s the fewest points Ohio has scored all season.

Ohio struggled to work together and finished the game with only seven assists. That’s the fewest assists they’ve managed all season.

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Kent State ultimately got the result they hoped for on Tuesday. They walked away with a 90-84 win over the Falcons. Having run the score up that high, both teams probably have some extra defensive drills coming up.

The Bobcats now have a losing record at 9-10. As for the Golden Flashes, they now have a winning record of 10-9.

Fans should be in for an exciting game on Friday as the two teams are among the highest scoring teams in the league right now. Ohio hasn’t had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 77.9 points per game. However, it’s not like Kent State struggles in that department as they’ve been averaging 78.5 points per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run the score up higher.

Ohio is hoping to beat the odds on Friday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a five-game streak of failing to cover when playing on the road.

Odds

Kent State is a 3-point favorite against Ohio, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 149 points.

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Series History

Kent State has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Ohio.

  • Feb 28, 2023 – Kent State 82 vs. Ohio 75
  • Jan 13, 2023 – Kent State 70 vs. Ohio 65
  • Mar 11, 2022 – Kent State 67 vs. Ohio 61
  • Feb 18, 2022 – Kent State 75 vs. Ohio 52
  • Jan 07, 2022 – Ohio 80 vs. Kent State 72
  • Mar 11, 2021 – Ohio 85 vs. Kent State 63
  • Jan 16, 2021 – Kent State 89 vs. Ohio 79
  • Feb 28, 2020 – Ohio 76 vs. Kent State 69
  • Feb 15, 2020 – Kent State 87 vs. Ohio 72
  • Feb 26, 2019 – Kent State 78 vs. Ohio 73

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