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Kent State Golden Flashes take on Chippewas in college basketball test

Kent State Golden FlashesCentral Michigan Chippewas
Jan 31, 7:07 PM | McGuirk Arena

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds


Kent State pays a visit to Central Michigan on Tuesday, hoping to send the Chippewas to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at McGuirk Arena.

The Chippewas are 7-13 so far on the season, and 9-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 14-6 and 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Central Michigan go 10-9 and the Golden Flashes go 10-8 on the totals.

View Kent State vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Central Michigan sat as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chippewas rated this week at No. 277 and the Golden Flashes sitting at No. 106. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-63 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Central Michigan has the nation's No. 271-rated offensive output, at 63.4 PPG. The visiting Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 121 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Chippewas FG% has averaged 40% so far, less than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 97-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 240 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kent State was a 77-61 winner on the road against Toledo. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes got 23 points from Chris Evans as Kent State ran past Toledo 77-61 on Saturday at Savage Arena.

Central Michigan was a 74-64 loser in its last match at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan suffered a 74-64 loss against Akron on Saturday, getting 21 points from Derek Jackson in a losing effort at McGuirk Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-2
Before playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After playing Toledo are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-4
Before playing Ohio are 4-6
After playing Akron are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Golden Flashes at Chippewas trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 9 games on the road
Kent State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games at home
Central Michigan is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kent State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, February 4
Central Michigan at Ohio, Saturday, February 4