Looking to win big? The RedHawks and Golden Flashes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Flashes are hosting the game at MAC Center in Kent, OH. This Mid-American conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and Kent State is favored to win by -7.5 at home vs. Miami (OH).

MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS VS KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Miami (OH) RedHawks +7.5

This game will be played at MAC Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.

WHY BET THE MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Flashes.
  • Even though we have Kent State winning straight-up, we like Miami (OH) at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the RedHawks Win on the Road?

After a win over Akron, Miami (OH) has a record of 10-10. This includes a 4-4 record in Mid-American Conference games and a 6-6 record in non-conference games. On the road, the RedHawks are 3-7 this season, and they are 5-3 at home.

As an underdog, Miami (OH) has a record of 5-7 this season, and they are 3-3 when favored. So far, they have been the underdog in 12 of their 20 games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -7.3 points per game.

As the underdog this season, the RedHawks have an ATS record of 8-4. On the road, Miami (OH) has gone 6-4 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 8-2.

On the season, the over/under record for Miami (OH) sits at 10-7-1. The average over/under line in their games is 143.6 and their games have averaged 143.9 points. So far, 12 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today's line of 144.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 143 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Miami (OH) offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Akron. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51.1%, and they made 7 threes. Darweshi Hunter is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 12.7. Meanwhile, Ryan Mabrey also brings a PPG average of 8.5 into the game.

In terms of defense, Miami (OH) is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.3 points per game. Miami (OH)'s three-point defense is currently 30th in the country at 5.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.4% of their shots vs. Miami (OH).

Does Kent State Have What it Takes at Home?

After losing their last game to Ohio by a score of 71-64, Kent State will look to get back on track as they enter this game as 7.5-point favorites. So far this season, the Golden Flashes have gone 10-10, including a 3-5 record in Mid-American Conference play.

At home, Kent State has gone 4-5 this season, and they are coming off a three-game losing streak. On the year, the Golden Flashes have gone 6-8 when favored, and they are 14-6 in that situation.

As the season has progressed, the Golden Flashes' ATS mark has dipped to 7-11 overall. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Kent State is just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, the Flashes have gone 3-6 ATS this year and are 0-3 ATS in their last three games at home.

So far this season, the over/under record for Kent State games is 13-5. The average over/under line in their games is 144.2 and their matchups have averaged 152.4 points. Today's over/under line of 144.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with those matchups averaging 152 points.

Compared to their season average of 77.8 points per game, Kent State struggled in their previous game. Against Ohio, the Golden Flashes scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 42.4%. Tyem Freeman led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Chris Payton contributed 13 points for the Golden Flashes.

So far, the Golden Flashes' defense is ranked 223rd in the country at 74.4 points per contest. Against Ohio, the Golden Flashes' defense gave up 71 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Ohio only made 10 free-throws.