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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Flashes underdogs vs Broncos at Western Michigan

Kent State Golden FlashesWestern Michigan Broncos
Feb 6, 7:00 PM | University Arena

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

12-10TEAM RECORD14-7

The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at University Arena against the Western Michigan Broncos.

Western Michigan battles the Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 12-10 mark (9-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-5-2 for the Broncos and 9-7 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kent State before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 148-rated Kent State taking on the No. 62-rated Broncos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-69 win for the Broncos on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 191-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 185 at 66.8 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 42.8% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 159 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 77-62 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. Kent State got 17 points from Randal Holt en route to a 77-62 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 71-60 winner as they battled Buffalo at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Shayne Whittington scored 23 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Western Michigan on Saturday, leading the Broncos to a 71-60 victory over Buffalo at University Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Central Michigan are 9-1
After playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ball State are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Golden Flashes at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing at home against Kent State

Next up:
Kent State home to Central Michigan, Saturday, February 9
Western Michigan at Ball State, Saturday, February 9