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Kent State Golden Flashes Home to Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Kent State and Northern Illinois on Tuesday, with the host Golden Flashes trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Northern Illinois Huskies in this one, their betting line was listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-6 overall and 6-5 ATS, while the Northern Illinois Huskies are 9-6 and 6-6 ATS. As for the betting totals, Kent State boasts a 7-4 on the OU, and Northern Illinois is 6-6.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kent State Golden Flashes rated this week at No. 111 and the Northern Illinois Huskies sitting at No. 140.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northern Illinois is ranked No. 37 in NCAA basketball at 39.67 per game. Contrast that with Kent State's No. 3 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 152-ranked team in the country at 7.27 per game, while Northern Illinois rates No. 253 at 5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies grabbed a 87-83 win over the Chippewas on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Marin Maric at NIU Convocation Center.

Kent State got 16 points from Deon Edwin but lost anyway, 85-67, to Ohio on Friday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Northern Illinois is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Northern Illinois is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
  • Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Kent State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Kent State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games when playing Northern Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Illinois at Bowling Green, Saturday, January 14th
Kent State at Western Michigan, Saturday, January 14th