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Golden Flashes open as college hoops underdog vs Bulls

Kent State Golden FlashesBuffalo Bulls
Jan 7, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

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Alumni Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Buffalo Bulls and the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes in college hoops action on Saturday.

Supporters of the Golden Flashes have watched them go 10-3 and 4-7 ATS on the year, while the Bulls are at 6-4 and 4-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulls are 7-3, while the Golden Flashes have a 5-6 mark.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Golden Flashes listed as 3.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 71-ranked Bulls and the No. 81-rated Golden Flashes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-75 win for the Golden Flashes on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Buffalo's No. 7-rated squad against Kent State's No. 95-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Buffalo rates No. 156 in the country with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 176 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.4 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 128 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State was a 90-65 winner in its last match at home against Shawnee St. The battle between the Golden Flashes and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Shawnee St was handed a 90-65 defeat on Monday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were an 87-85 loser as they battled Temple on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Buffalo got 28 points from Javon McCrea on the way to an 87-85 loss against Temple on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After playing Shawnee St are 3-0
After a win are 7-3

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ohio are 4-6
After playing Temple are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
Kent State home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, January 11
Buffalo at Ohio, Wednesday, January 11

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