Kent State vs Buffalo Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 10 (Golden Flashes Edge Bulls in Low-Scoring Clash)

Devon Platana
Kent State vs Buffalo prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Kent State vs Buffalo prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Young Kwak

Kent State vs Buffalo Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Kent State (19-5, 9-2 MAC) vs. Buffalo (12-12, 6-5 MAC)
  • Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Alumni Arena -- Buffalo, New York
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Friday, Feb. 10's NCAA college basketball schedule features the Kent State Golden Flashes paying a visit to the Buffalo Bulls in an MAC matchup at 6 p.m. ET.

Kent State solidified its spot at the top of the MAC standings with Tuesday's 87-64 victory over Bowling Green. Meanwhile, Buffalo also has some momentum after back-to-back wins, most recently picking up a 102-97 win against Eastern Michigan earlier this week.

Can Kent State beat the Bulls for the second time in less than a month? Or will Buffalo win three games in a row for just the second time this season?

Kent State vs Buffalo Odds & Spread

Kent State enters this contest as the clear road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 151.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

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Kent State vs Buffalo Betting Trends

  • Kent State is 14-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Flashes have an ATS record of 10-6 as 4.5-point favorites or greater.
  • Out of 21 Kent State's games so far this year, six have gone over the total.
  • Against the spread, Buffalo is 13-9-0 this season.
  • The Bulls have an ATS record of 6-3 as 4.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • There have been 12 Buffalo games (out of 22) that went over the total this year.
Kent State Rank Kent State AVG Buffalo AVG Buffalo Rank
103rd 75.1 Points Scored 80.2 26th
41st 64.1 Points Allowed 77.8 351st
158th 32.2 Rebounds 35.5 31st
146th 9.0 Off. Rebounds 10.0 69th
112th 8.0 3pt Made 7.3 198th
251st 12.3 Assists 15.6 35th
68th 11.0 Turnovers 14.3 335th

Kent State vs Buffalo Prediction & Pick

While Buffalo has won back-to-back games, those victories came against Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan, who have a combined record of 12-36 (.250). Kent State is on a different level than those programs and proved that with a 74-68 victory over the Bulls back on Jan. 27.

Buffalo is going to have a tough time scoring against a Kent State team that only allows 64.9 PPG (No. 40) on 40.4% shooting (No. 23). Meanwhile, the Bulls have one of the worst defenses in the country, allowing 79.6 PPG (No. 352) with a 45.6% opposing field-goal percentage (No. 278).

Kent State's offense isn't elite by any stretch (73.6 PPG, No. 101), but it's still good enough to find success against Buffalo's lackluster defense. Considering how the Golden Flashes have also held the Bulls to fewer than 70 points in each of the last two meetings, I fully expect the road team to emerge victorious.

Final Score Prediction: Kent State: 73 | Buffalo: 69

Kent State vs Buffalo Best Bet

A 151.5 total is a bit too high for my liking this time around. After all, both of these teams encounter the under more often than not. After all, the under is 10-1 in Kent State's last 11 road games while also being 5-2 in Buffalo's last seven against East Division opponents.

Furthermore, the total has hit the under in each of the last six Golden Flashes-Bulls matchups at Alumni Arena. With Kent State and Buffalo also combining for fewer than 151.5 points in each of their last three meetings overall, it's clear that the under is the way to go.

Bet: Under 151.5 Points (-110)

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