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Kent State Golden Flashes Favored by -5.5 Point Spread Against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to cover the point spread at Memorial A & C Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Central Michigan Chippewas in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Kent State Golden Flashes betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas will look to cover the spread vs the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, as the Chippewas are 9-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Flashes are 8-8 ATS. Central Michigan is 12-4 against the total, while Kent State is 10-6 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kent State Golden Flashes rated this week at No. 122 and the Central Michigan Chippewas sitting at No. 138.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kent State has the nation's No. 59-rated offensive output, at 78.6 PPG. The visiting Central Michigan Chippewas defense ranks No. 255 allowing on average 83.05 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 43.35% so far, more than the Kent State Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.56% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chippewas got 28 points from Marcus Keene as Central Michigan ran past Bowling Green 82-76 on Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

The Golden Flashes grabbed a 73-66 win over the Huskies on Tuesday, behind a 18-point effort from Jimmy Hall at NIU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games on the road
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games
  • Kent State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

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