Cleveland State Vikings vs Kent State Golden Flashes Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Jan 2, 6:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

8-5TEAM RECORD8-5

The Cleveland State Vikings will be trying to slam the Kent State Golden Flashes on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Wolstein Center in college betting action.

Supporters of the Golden Flashes have watched them go 8-5 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Vikings are at 8-5 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Vikings are 3-1-1, while the Golden Flashes have a 4-3 mark.

View Kent State vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Flashes were listed as 1-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vikings rated this week at No. 286 and the Golden Flashes sitting at No. 230. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-68 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Flashes is ranked No. 210 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Cleveland State’s No. 316 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cleveland State is the No. 112-ranked team in the country at 6.8 per game, while Kent State rates No. 127 at 6.6 per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 84 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 77-75 winner as they battled Fairmont State at home. The Golden Flashes got a terrific 27-point effort from Chris Evans as Kent State defeated Fairmont State 77-75 on Sunday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Cleveland State won its last outing, a 79-59 result against Rio Grande on December 28. The Vikings blew out Rio Grande on Friday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 79-59 win at Wolstein Center.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toledo are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Valparaiso are 7-3
After playing Rio Grande are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Kent State home to Toledo, Wednesday, January 9
Cleveland State at Valparaiso, Friday, January 4

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