Kent State Golden Flashes face Youngstown State Penguins: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Nov 28, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Penguins in Youngstown State at Beeghly Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Penguins are 3-3 overall and 2-3 ATS ATS, while the Golden Flashes are 4-2 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Youngstown State boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Kent State is 2-1.

View Kent State vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Youngstown State opened as 4.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 311 (Penguins) and the No. 206 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-76 result in favor of the Golden Flashes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Youngstown State's No. 139-rated squad against Kent State's No. 182-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Youngstown State rates No. 91 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 171 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 193 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kent State was a 74-60 winner on the road against Nebraska. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Kent State earned a 74-60 victory over Nebraska on Saturday, getting 19 points from Chris Evans at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Youngstown State was an 84-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Duquesne. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Youngstown State suffered an 84-74 loss against Duquesne on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Kendrick Perry in a losing effort at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Nebraska are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Bowling Green are 0-3
After playing Duquesne are 2-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Golden Flashes at Penguins trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Youngstown State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kent State
Youngstown State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kent State

Next up:
Kent State home to Princeton, Saturday, December 1
Youngstown State at Bowling Green, Saturday, December 1

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