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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls in college hoops odds

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Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Buffalo when they take on the Golden Flashes on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Flashes are 12-10 ATS. Buffalo is 14-4 on the totals; Kent State is 10-11-1.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 63 and the Bulls at No. 133 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-73 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kent State has the nation's No. 146-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Bulls defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 64.7 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.2% per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.1 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Buffalo was an 80-65 winner at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. Buffalo got 30 points from Zach Filzen en route to an 80-65 victory over Wisc-Milwaukee on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Kent State was a 74-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Michigan. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Akron are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

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

Next up:
Buffalo at Akron, Saturday, February 26
Kent State home to Ohio, Saturday, February 26

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