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Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Amherst, New York. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
Toledo head coach Tod Kowalczyk reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Buffalo, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Amherst, New York. (AP Photo/David Dermer)|(AP Photo/David Dermer)
NCAAB

NCAAB: Tuesday we expect Toledo to lift off against Kent St.

Toledo -2.5 @ KENT ST., 7 pm

Patrick Milligan

Toledo -2.5 @ KENT ST., 7 pm
Pick: Toledo -2.5

The Toledo Rockets (15-3) hit the road to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (14-4) tonight at 7 p.m. Both teams come into this game off a win, and look to be in good form as conference play begins to heat up. Although this line might lead you to think this is an even matchup, I believe Toledo will show they are a tier above Kent State. They have won three straight coming into this one, and currently rank 61st in Kenpoms. They average 80.7 points per game, and possess an offense that can catch fire in a hurry. In their last five road games, Toledo is 4-1 ATS., and are also 7-1 ATS after a win. Kent State conversely is 1-3-1 ATS after a win in their last 5 games, and is an average 5-4 ATS at home. They also have risen in kenpoms luck rankings to No. 3 which may mean some regression is in store for the Golden Flashes. I see Toledo winning this one by a comfortable margin and covering the 2.5 point spread.