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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Bulls College Hoops Game Preview

Kent State Golden FlashesBuffalo Bulls
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Alumni Arena

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls Odds

10-6TEAM RECORD5-11

Kent State travels to Buffalo on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 10-6 record with a victory over the Bulls.

The Bulls are 5-11 so far on the season, and 4-10 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 10-6 and 6-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 4-5-1 and the Golden Flashes go 4-6 on the totals.

View Kent State vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulls were listed as 1-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulls, most recently No. 151 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Flashes, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-65 victory for the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Buffalo's No. 103-rated squad against Kent State's No. 183-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Buffalo rates No. 202 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 147 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Buffalo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State won its last outing, a 61-47 result against Ball State on January 12. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 61-47 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Randal Holt at Worthen Arena.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 58-57 result against Miami (Ohio) on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Buffalo got 19 points from Javon McCrea but lost anyway, 58-57, to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Akron are 7-3
After playing Ball State are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 7-3
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Golden Flashes at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Kent State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Kent State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kent State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Kent State
Buffalo is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Kent State

Next up:
Kent State home to Akron, Saturday, January 19
Buffalo home to Bowling Green, Saturday, January 19

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