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Kent State favored by 8.5 against Bowling Green on Tuesday

Bowling Green FalconsKent State Golden Flashes
March 5, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD17-12

The Kent State Golden Flashes host Bowling Green on Tuesday, looking to build on their 17-12 mark against the 12-17 Falcons in college hoops action at Memorial Athletic Center.

The Golden Flashes sit at 17-12 (14-9-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Falcons are currently 12-17 (13-13-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Kent State is 14-9 OU, and Bowling Green is 12-11 OU.

View Bowling Green vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Kent State sat as 8.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 131-rated Golden Flashes and the No. 197-ranked Falcons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-66 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kent State's No. 73 nationally ranked offense (71.9 points per game) against a Falcons defense that sits as the No. 95 at 63.3 PPG. The Golden Flashes have been averaging 43.7% from the field, more than the Falcons have managed so far this season (41.8% on average).

Defensively, Bowling Green features the nation's No. 192-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.4 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.

Bowling Green was a 78-65 loser in its last match at home against Ohio. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Bowling Green got 24 points from A'uston Calhoun but lost anyway, 78-65, to Ohio on Saturday at Stroh Center.

Kent State won its last outing, a 78-58 result against Miami (Ohio) on March 2. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The battle between the Golden Flashes and RedHawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami (Ohio) was handed a 78-58 defeat on Saturday at Millett Hall.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 6-4
After playing Ohio are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Akron are 8-2
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Falcons at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Bowling Green's last 9 games on the road
Bowling Green is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Bowling Green is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Bowling Green is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Bowling Green
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kent State's last 9 games

Next up:
Bowling Green home to Buffalo, Friday, March 8
Kent State at Akron, Friday, March 8