Planning on watching today's Golden Flashes and Ducks game? Catch the action at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR, as the Ducks hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on PACN. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Ducks as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 145 points.

KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES VS OREGON DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kent State Golden Flashes +6.5

This game will be played at Matthew Knight Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, December 21st.

WHY BET THE KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Ducks.
  • Even though we have Oregon winning straight-up, we like Kent State at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Golden Flashes Make it Happen in Eugene?

So far, Kent State has a 7-3 record in their first 10 games. In away games, the Golden Flashes have a 2-1 record this season, while at home they have a 2-2 record. Prior to today's matchup, Kent State holds a 4-3 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 2-2 vs. the spread.

In 10 games, Kent State comes in with an over/under mark of 6-1-0, with their games averaging 158.1 points per game. When looking at the Golden Flashes' last three games, their over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 159 points per game.

In their latest game, Kent State offense put up 82 points against South Dakota State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 10 threes. Giovanni Santiago led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Jalen Sullinger contributed 17 points for the Golden Flashes.

Coming into today's game, the Kent State defense is giving up an average of 72.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kent State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.

Will Oregon Come Through as Home Favorites?

The Ducks will enter today's game with a 7-3 record, having lost their most recent game to Syracuse (83-63). In their last ten home games, Oregon has a record of 8-2, which includes their performance last year. Oregon has a positive ATS record, sitting at 4-3. In the team's most recent five games, they are 4-1 vs. the spread.

Through 10 games, Oregon has an over/under record of 4-3-0 with their games averaging a combined 153.4 points per game so far. When looking at the Ducks' last three games, their over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 132 points per game.

The Oregon offense is coming off a game where they scored 63 points against Syracuse. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.1% and connected on 4 threes. The top scorer for the Ducks was Kwame Evans Jr. with 17 points, while Jackson Shelstad also chipped in with 16 points.

Currently, the Ducks' defense holds the 128th rank in the nation, allowing 69.7 points per game. So far, the Oregon defense is giving up an average of 7.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.1 times per game (352nd).