Halftime Report

A win for Miami (Ohio) would push their record over .500, and after one quarter of play they've put themselves in a good position to make it happen. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Kent State 39-24.

Miami (Ohio) came into the game with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks @ Kent State Golden Flashes

Current Records: Miami (Ohio) 10-10, Kent State 10-10

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Kent State is 9-1 against Miami (Ohio) since February of 2018, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Tuesday. Both teams will face off in a Mid American battle at 7:00 p.m. ET at Memorial Athletic & Convocation Center. Kent State is out to stop a three-game streak of losses at home.

The point spread may have favored Kent State last Friday, but the final result did not. They took a 71-64 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Bobcats. Kent State found out winning isn't easy when you make seven fewer threes than your opponent.

The losing side was boosted by Tyem Freeman, who scored 16 points along with nine rebounds. He continues to roll, besting his previous point total in each of the last three games he's played.

Even though Miami (Ohio) has not done well against Akron recently (they were 2-8 in their previous ten matchups), they didn't let the past get in their way on Saturday. The RedHawks narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the Zips 70-68.

The Golden Flashes' defeat dropped their record down to 10-10. As for the RedHawks, the win got them back to even at 10-10.

Going forward, Kent State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by eight points. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a three-game streak of failing to cover when playing at home.

Kent State skirted past Miami (Ohio) 69-66 when the teams last played back in January of 2023. Does Kent State have another victory up their sleeve, or will Miami (Ohio) turn the tables on them? We'll have the answer soon enough.


Kent State is a big 8-point favorite against Miami (Ohio), according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Flashes as a 7.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 144.5 points.

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Series History

Kent State has won 9 out of their last 10 games against Miami (Ohio).

  • Jan 07, 2023 - Kent State 69 vs. Miami (Ohio) 66
  • Mar 10, 2022 - Kent State 85 vs. Miami (Ohio) 75
  • Feb 01, 2022 - Kent State 78 vs. Miami (Ohio) 65
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Kent State 64 vs. Miami (Ohio) 51
  • Feb 02, 2021 - Kent State 77 vs. Miami (Ohio) 68
  • Feb 25, 2020 - Kent State 74 vs. Miami (Ohio) 61
  • Jan 14, 2020 - Miami (Ohio) 77 vs. Kent State 74
  • Mar 05, 2019 - Kent State 75 vs. Miami (Ohio) 66
  • Feb 05, 2019 - Kent State 70 vs. Miami (Ohio) 67
  • Feb 27, 2018 - Kent State 90 vs. Miami (Ohio) 83