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NCAA hoops odds preview - Princeton vs. Kent State

Princeton TigersKent State Golden Flashes
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Princeton Tigers vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

2-4TEAM RECORD5-2

Memorial Athletic Center will host Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Princeton Tigers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Flashes are 3-2 ATS. Princeton is 0-0 on the totals; Kent State is 3-1.

View Princeton vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kent State opened as 2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 206 and the Tigers at No. 282 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:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 315 in NCAA hoops at 30.5 per game. Contrast that with Kent State’s No. 123 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 152-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Princeton rates No. 172 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Princeton owns the country's No. 40-rated mark, allowing 56.8 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 146 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Princeton was a 48-42 loser on the road against Wagner. Princeton suffered a 48-42 loss against Wagner on Wednesday, getting 11 points from Ian Hummer in a losing effort at Spiro Sports Center.

In their last action, Kent State was an 85-78 winner on the road against Youngstown State. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Chris Evans scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Kent State over Youngstown State, 85-78, on Wednesday at Beeghly Center.

Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 2-0
After playing Wagner are 2-1
After a loss are 8-2

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Youngstown State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Princeton home to Drexel, Saturday, December 8
Kent State at Bucknell, Tuesday, December 4