Chicago State Cougars vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds
Chicago State pays a visit to Kent State on Friday, hoping to send the Golden Flashes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Memorial Athletic Center.
Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 1-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Golden Flashes are at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Flashes are 1-1, while the Cougars have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Flashes, most recently No. 125 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 315 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-65 victory for the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kent State's No. 221 nationally ranked offense (66 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 226 at 68.5 PPG. The Golden Flashes have been averaging 36.3% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).
Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.
Chicago State was an 81-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Concordia Chicago. The Cougars got 19 points from Matt Ross as Chicago State ran past Concordia Chicago 81-65 on Tuesday at Jones Convocation Center.
Kent State lost its last outing, an 80-66 result against Temple on November 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Kent State suffered an 80-66 loss against Temple on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Kris Brewer in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.
Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Temple are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Cougars at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Kent State is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Kent State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago State at Tulane, Sunday, November 18
Kent State home to Valparaiso, Sunday, November 18