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Buffalo Bulls vs Golden Flashes College Hoops Game Preview

Buffalo BullsKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 27, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

11-16TEAM RECORD15-12

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Kent State and Buffalo on Wednesday, with the host Golden Flashes trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Flashes currently sports a 15-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-8-1 ATS. The Bulls are 11-16 and 9-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Flashes produce a 13-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulls have gone 11-9-1 against the number.

View Buffalo vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Buffalo before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 143 and the Bulls at No. 175 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-67 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kent State has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 71.3 PPG. The visiting Bulls defense ranks No. 167 allowing on average 66.1 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 65-64 result against Manhattan on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Tony Watson II scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 65-64 to Manhattan at Alumni Arena on Saturday).

Kent State won its last outing, a 70-63 result against Loyola of Chicago on February 23. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 70-63 win over the Ramblers on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Chris Evans at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Akron are 5-5
After playing Manhattan are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Buffalo is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games
Kent State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Akron, Saturday, March 2
Kent State at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, March 2