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Arkansas State Red Wolves host Kent State Golden Flashes in college basketball action

Kent State Golden FlashesArkansas State Red Wolves
Dec 29, 8:35 PM | ASU Convocation Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds


The Red Wolves will be trying to slam the Kent State Golden Flashes on Thursday when the teams tip off at ASU Convocation Center in college betting action.

The Red Wolves bring a 6-7 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-3 Golden Flashes, who are 3-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arkansas State go 2-7 so far and the Golden Flashes go 5-5.

View Kent State vs Arkansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Wolves as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Wolves sit at No. 158 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Flashes sit at No. 103 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Golden Flashes will win this game 71-64.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas State's No. 250-ranked offense, averaging 64.3 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 60 at 61.2 PPG. The Red Wolves field goal percentage has averaged 43.3% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kent State was an 81-62 loser on the road against Utah State. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as underdogs. Kent State got 11 points from Mark Henniger but lost anyway, 81-62, to Utah State on Thursday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Arkansas State was a 70-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 17.5–point spread as underdogs. Arkansas State was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Saint Louis and falling by a 70-46 score at Chaifetz Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Shawnee St are 1-2
After a loss are 6-4

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 2-7
After playing Saint Louis are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

A few Golden Flashes at Red Wolves trends to consider:
Kent State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kent State home to Shawnee St, Monday, January 2
Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, December 31