The Kent State Golden Flashes (15-9) look to stay hot when they square off against the Toledo Rockets (20-5) in a key conference matchup on Tuesday. The Golden Flashes have won six straight games, and they defeated the Rockets, 66-63, on Jan. 1. Toledo, meanwhile, enters Tuesday's matchup having won 11 of its last 12 contests.
Tip-off is at 6 p.m. ET from Savage Arena. Toledo is favored by 8.5-points in the latest Kent State vs. Toledo odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 146. Before locking in any Toledo vs. Kent State picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Kent State vs. Toledo, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Toledo vs. Kent State:
- Kent State vs. Toledo spread: Toledo -8.5
- Kent State vs. Toledo over-under: 146 points
- Kent State vs. Toledo money line: Golden Flashes +310, Rockets -400
- KENT: The Golden Flashes are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall
- TOL: The Rockets are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite
Why Toledo can cover
Junior forward JT Shumate averages 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game. Shumate has been the best 3-point shooter on the team, connecting on 49 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. The Ohio native has knocked down at least three 3-pointers in seven matchups. Shumate's best offensive showcase came against Bowling Green. He tallied 29 points, nine rebounds while shooting 12-for-14 from the field.
Junior forward Setric Millner Jr. joins Shumate in the frontcourt for Toledo. He is averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Millner Jr. has scored more than 15 points in 12 games so far. In the win over Northern Illinois, he had 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
Why Kent State can cover
Junior guard Sincere Carry is another excellent scoring threat in the MAC. He is fifth in the conference in points (17.6), while grabbing 4.5 rebounds, and dishing out 4.6 assists per game. Carry has been a consistent offensive option for the Golden Flashes. He has scored at least 20 points in eight games. On Jan. 29 against Bowling Green, Carry dropped 30 points, four rebounds, and seven assists.
Junior guard Malique Jacobs is averaging 11.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and three assists. Jacobs is aggressive on the glass, logging six double-doubles on the year. The North Carolina native is forcing turnovers and has recorded at least three steals in another six matchups. In the win over Akron, Jacobs had 12 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals.
How to make Kent State vs. Toledo picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 150 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits in 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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