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Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes in college hoops odds

Kent State Golden FlashesBuffalo Bulls
11-5January 18, 2014, 06:00 | Alumni Arena8-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Alumni Arena Saturday as host Buffalo looks to handle the Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA hoops action.

The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 6-3 ATS. Kent State is 10-3 against the total, while Buffalo is 5-4 versus the number.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bulls in this one found them listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Flashes was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Bulls, most recently No. 123 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Flashes, who rate No. 80 in the latest survey.

Kent State was a 73-64 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes got a terrific 25-point effort from Kris Brewer as Kent State defeated Northern Illinois 73-64 on Wednesday at NIU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 67-65 loser on the road against Toledo. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Javon McCrea scored 20 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 67-65 against Toledo in college basketball action at Savage Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Buffalo has the nation's No. 161-rated offensive output, at 71.46 PPG. The visiting Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 103 allowing on average 68.31 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 42.08% so far, less than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.76% per game.

A few Golden Flashes at Bulls trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Kent State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games
Kent State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Buffalo is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kent State
Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kent State

Next up:
Kent State home to Western Michigan, Thursday, January 23rd
Buffalo at Ball State, Thursday, January 23rd