Kent State favored by 4 against Arkansas State on Saturday
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Flashes in Kent State at Memorial Athletic Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Golden Flashes are 6-5 so far on the season, and 4-3 ATS vs. the number. The Red Wolves, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 1-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kent State go 3-3 and the Red Wolves go 2-3 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 200-rated Arkansas State taking on the No. 239-rated Golden Flashes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-71 win for the Red Wolves on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Red Wolves rank No. 141 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Kent State’s No. 223 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kent State is college basketball's No. 171-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Red Wolves rate No. 118 with 6.7 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Arkansas State owns the country's No. 240-rated mark, allowing 74.2 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 195 in scoring at home.
Arkansas State was a 61-54 loser in its last match at home against Murray State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas State got 15 points from Ed Townsel but lost anyway, 61-54, to Murray State on Wednesday at ASU Convocation Center.
In their last action, Kent State was a 77-48 winner at home against St. Francis PA. The Golden Flashes blew out St. Francis PA on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 77-48 win at Memorial Athletic Center.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 3-7
After playing Murray State are 4-1
After a loss are 5-5
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Red Wolves at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Kent State is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
Arkansas State home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, December 27
Kent State home to Fairmont State, Sunday, December 30