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Broncos open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Flashes

Western Michigan BroncosKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 4, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Western Michigan Broncos vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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Memorial Athletic Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Kent State Golden Flashes and the visiting Western Michigan Broncos in college hoops action on Saturday.

Kent State battles the Broncos, currently sitting with a 10-12 mark (8-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-9 for the Golden Flashes and 10-9 for the Broncos.

View Western Michigan vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kent State opened as 10.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Flashes - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kent State is rated No. 106 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Western Michigan is at No. 92. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-66 win for the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Broncos is ranked No. 33 in NCAA hoops at 38.5 per game. Contrast that with Kent State’s No. 205 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 160-ranked team in the country at 6.3 per game, while Western Michigan rates No. 230 at 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 329-rated mark, allowing 80.8 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 96 in scoring at home.

Western Michigan lost its last outing, a 72-48 result against Bowling Green on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Western Michigan was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Bowling Green and falling by a 72-48 score at University Arena.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 67-60 winner as they battled Central Michigan on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Kent State earned a 67-60 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Randal Holt at McGuirk Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Akron are 8-2
After playing Bowling Green are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After playing Central Michigan are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Broncos at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Western Michigan is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Western Michigan is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
Kent State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kent State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Akron, Wednesday, February 8
Kent State at Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 8