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Kent State Golden Flashes home to Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball betting action

Northern Illinois HuskiesKent State Golden Flashes
7-11January 29, 2014, 07:00 | Memorial Athletic Center11-8



The Northern Illinois Huskies 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 Wednesday in college basketball action.

Kent State will face the 7-11 Huskies, who own a 6-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Flashes are 11-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Huskies are 6-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Illinois Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Kent State in this one found them as -11-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 160 (Golden Flashes) and the No. 262 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 75-67 result against Buffalo on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Aksel Bolin scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 75-67 to Buffalo at NIU Convocation Center on Saturday).

In their last action, Kent State was an 81-78 loser on the road against Toledo. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Kent State got 17 points from Darren Goodson but lost anyway, 81-78, to Toledo on Sunday at Savage Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kent State's No. 120 nationally ranked offense (72.84 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 53 at 65.89 PPG. The Golden Flashes have been averaging 42.59% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (38.24% on average).

A few Huskies at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Northern Illinois is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Kent State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Kent State is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois


Next up:
Northern Illinois at Ball State, Saturday, February 1st
Kent State at Akron, Saturday, February 1st

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