Kent State favored by 8.5 against Bowling Green on Tuesday
Bowling Green Falcons vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds
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.
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.
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
Bowling Green home to Buffalo, Friday, March 8
Kent State at Akron, Friday, March 8