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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals College Basketball Betting Preview

Kent State Golden Flashes

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Ball State Cardinals
Saturday, January 24, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Worthen Arena

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Ball State and Kent State on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to cover the spread vs the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, as the Golden Flashes are 8-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 8-4 ATS. Kent State is 3-4 against the total, while Ball State is 4-2 versus the total betting line.

The Cardinals - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Golden Flashes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ball State is rated No. 176 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 126.

How Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ball State has the nation's No. 119-rated offensive output, at 68.75 PPG. The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 40 allowing on average 60.44 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 42.38% so far, less than the Ball State Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.99% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State earned a 67-60 victory over Toledo on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Devareaux Manley at Memorial A .

The Cardinals got 19 points from Francis Kiapway, but it was Ohio that prevailed in a 82-73 final on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kent State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kent State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Ball State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Ball State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kent State
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kent State

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 27th
Ball State at Akron, Tuesday, January 27th

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