Kent State vs. Buffalo Predictions & Picks

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Saturday’s game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse has the Kent State Golden Flashes (20-10) going head-to-head against the Buffalo Bulls (19-12) at 11:00 AM (on March 16). Our computer prediction projects a 69-63 victory for Kent State, who is a small favorite based on our model.

The Golden Flashes took care of business in their last game 65-50 against Ball State on Friday.

In their most recent matchup on Friday, the Golden Flashes claimed a 65-50 victory over Ball State. The Bulls came out on top in their last matchup 77-74 against Toledo on Friday. Janae Tyler put up 16 points, four rebounds and zero assists for the Golden Flashes. Chellia Watson’s team-high 30 points paced the Bulls in the victory.

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Kent State vs. Buffalo Game Info

  • When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM ET
  • Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: CBS Sports Network

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Kent State vs. Buffalo Score Prediction

  • Prediction:
    Kent State 69, Buffalo 63

Kent State Schedule Analysis

  • In their signature win of the season, which took place on March 15, the Golden Flashes took down the Ball State Cardinals (No. 66 in our computer rankings) by a score of 65-50.

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Kent State 2023-24 Best Wins

  • 65-50 over Ball State (No. 66) on March 15
  • 67-64 over Missouri (No. 111) on November 25
  • 64-55 on the road over Louisiana (No. 166) on November 12
  • 73-64 on the road over Buffalo (No. 169) on January 3
  • 67-59 at home over Buffalo (No. 169) on March 2

Buffalo Schedule Analysis

  • On March 15, the Bulls claimed their best win of the season, a 77-74 victory over the Toledo Rockets, a top 100 team (No. 51), according to our computer rankings.

Buffalo 2023-24 Best Wins

  • 77-74 over Toledo (No. 51) on March 15
  • 92-75 at home over Niagara (No. 145) on November 14
  • 62-46 at home over Southern Miss (No. 147) on February 10
  • 70-55 on the road over Bowling Green (No. 173) on February 28
  • 70-64 over Bowling Green (No. 173) on March 13

Kent State Leaders

  • Katie Shumate: 14.9 PTS, 7.5 REB, 1.4 STL, 40.9 FG%, 31.5 3PT% (40-for-127)
  • Jenna Batsch: 13.3 PTS, 41.7 FG%, 38.1 3PT% (40-for-105)
  • Bridget Dunn: 7.1 PTS, 7.2 REB, 40.2 FG%, 34.9 3PT% (52-for-149)
  • Mikala Morris: 8.3 PTS, 49.5 FG%
  • Tyler: 9.4 PTS, 58.7 FG%

Buffalo Leaders

  • Watson: 23.0 PTS, 1.2 STL, 42.6 FG%, 32.4 3PT% (60-for-185)
  • Kirsten Lewis-Williams: 12.1 PTS, 1.5 STL, 47.3 FG%
  • Rana Elhusseini: 9.1 PTS, 1.6 STL, 38.1 FG%, 36.6 3PT% (49-for-134)
  • Hattie Ogden: 7.6 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.0 FG%, 31.8 3PT% (54-for-170)
  • Alexis Davis: 8.0 PTS, 46.8 FG%

Kent State Performance Insights

  • The Golden Flashes outscore opponents by 9.5 points per game (scoring 71.7 points per game to rank 75th in college basketball while giving up 62.2 per outing to rank 125th in college basketball) and have a +284 scoring differential overall.
  • With 71.6 points per game in MAC action, Kent State is averaging 0.1 fewer points per game in conference games compared to its season average (71.7 PPG).
  • Offensively, the Golden Flashes have played better in home games this season, posting 77.8 points per game, compared to 69.1 per game in road games.
  • Kent State is allowing 55.8 points per game this season in home games, which is 12.7 fewer points than it is allowing in road games (68.5).
  • The Golden Flashes have been racking up 70.6 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly lower than the 71.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2023-24 campaign.

Buffalo Performance Insights

  • The Bulls outscore opponents by 3.4 points per game (posting 66.4 points per game, 153rd in college basketball, and giving up 63.0 per contest, 153rd in college basketball) and have a +105 scoring differential.
  • In MAC action, Buffalo has averaged 1.2 fewer points (65.2) than overall (66.4) in 2023-24.
  • The Bulls score 69.0 points per game at home, and 61.4 away.
  • Buffalo is conceding fewer points at home (61.9 per game) than away (63.4).
  • While the Bulls are putting up 66.4 points per game in 2023-24, they have fallen short of that over their previous 10 games, producing 64.3 points per contest.

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