The Kent State Golden Flashes will be looking to bounce back from their first loss since early December when they face the Buffalo Bulls on Friday night. Kent State had rattled off 10 consecutive wins before losing to Northern Illinois on Tuesday. Buffalo has won two of its last three games and is coming off a 91-65 win over Ball State. 

Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET. The Golden Flashes are favored by 10 points in the latest Kent State vs. Buffalo odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 151.5. Before entering any Buffalo vs. Kent State picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 12 of the season 45-26 on all top-rated college basketball picks, returning more than $1,100 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Kent State vs. Buffalo. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Kent State vs. Buffalo:

  • Kent State vs. Buffalo spread: Kent State -10
  • Kent State vs. Buffalo over/under: 152 points
  • Kent State vs. Buffalo money line: Kent State -550, Buffalo +400
  • Kent State vs. Buffalo picks: See picks here
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Why Kent State can cover

Kent State has been one of the best mid-major teams in the country this season, with all four of its losses coming away from home. Two of those setbacks came by single digits against then-No. 2 Houston and then-No. 18 Gonzaga in non-conference play. The Golden Flashes bounced back from the loss to Gonzaga with a 10-game winning streak that included six consecutive wins to open the MAC portion of their schedule. 

They are currently tied with Akron for the top spot in the conference standings heading into Friday's slate. Senior guard Sincere Carry leads Kent State with 17.1 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game, scoring in double figures in all but two games this season. The Golden Flashes are riding a 16-game home winning streak and have covered the spread at a 13-4-1 clip in their last 18 games. 

Why Buffalo can cover

Kent State finally showed some cracks in its armor on Tuesday, losing to Northern Illinois by double digits despite being a 12.5-point road favorite. The Huskies poured in 86 points, with David Coit scoring a game-high 32 points for Northern Illinois, which outscored Kent State by 13 points in the second half. Buffalo has won two of its last three games coming into this matchup, including a 91-65 road win at Ball State on Tuesday. 

The Bulls were 6-point underdogs against the Cardinals in that contest, so it was their best performance of the season. Curtis Jones led Buffalo with 27 points on 11 of 21 shooting, knocking down 5 of 12 from 3-point range. The Bulls have won 14 of the last 20 meetings between these teams, and they have covered the spread in eight of their last 10 trips to Kent State. 

How to make Kent State vs. Buffalo picks

The model has simulated Buffalo vs. Kent State 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Kent State vs. Buffalo? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is 45-26 on its top-rated college basketball picks this season, and find out.