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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - RedHawks underdogs vs Golden Flashes at Kent State

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 13, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to cover the spread at Memorial Athletic Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Golden Flashes are 13-11 overall and 10-8-1 ATS ATS, while the RedHawks are 8-14 and 9-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kent State boasts a 11-7 on the OU, and Miami (Ohio) is 10-8.

View Miami (Ohio) vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Golden Flashes in this one found them listed as 8.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the RedHawks was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 153 and the RedHawks at No. 331 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-64 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kent State's No. 101 nationally ranked offense (70.5 points per game) against a RedHawks defense that sits as the No. 238 at 69 PPG. The Golden Flashes have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the RedHawks have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miami (Ohio) owns the country's No. 223-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 137 in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) was a 54-50 loser in their most recent outing at home against Akron. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The RedHawks endured a 54-50 loss at the hands of the Zips on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Allen Roberts at Millett Hall.

In their last action, Kent State was an 87-72 winner at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Chris Evans scored 19 points leading the Golden Flashes to an 87-72 victory over Central Michigan at Memorial Athletic Center on Saturday.

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

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

A few RedHawks at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 7 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Miami (Ohio) is 5-12-2 ATS in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Miami (Ohio) is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games when playing at home against Miami (Ohio)
Kent State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Kent State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 16
Kent State at Ohio, Saturday, February 16