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Bulls face Kent State Golden Flashes: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Buffalo BullsKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 14, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes will hit the floor running against the visiting Buffalo Bulls Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 10-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Flashes are 9-13 ATS. Buffalo is 10-11 on the totals; Kent State is 12-10.

View Buffalo vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulls listed as 4.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 108-rated Golden Flashes and the No. 23-ranked Bulls, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-76 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kent State's No. 87-ranked scoring average of 71.8 PPG, against a Bulls defense rated No. 102 and allowing 64.1 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 45.5% to date this season, less than the Bulls shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 59-57 result against Western Michigan on February 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. The Bulls got 16 points from Mitchell Watt as Buffalo ran past Western Michigan 59-57 on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Kent State was a 76-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Ball State. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Kent State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Ball State out of the gym and running up a 76-55 score at Memorial Athletic Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing College of Charleston are 0-1
After playing Ball State are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulls at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo at South Dakota State, Saturday, February 18
Kent State home to College of Charleston, Saturday, February 18

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