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Cleveland State Vikings visit Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Cleveland State VikingsKent State Golden Flashes
7-6December 28, 2013, 07:00 | Memorial Athletic Center9-2

The Cleveland State Vikings will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Flashes in Kent State at Memorial Athletic Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

Kent State battles the Vikings, currently sitting with a 7-6 mark (7-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-2 for the Golden Flashes and 3-6 for the Vikings.

View Cleveland State Vikings vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Kent State in this one found them as -1-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 84-ranked Golden Flashes and the No. 114-rated Vikings in this matchup.

Cleveland State won its last outing, an 89-42 result against La Roche on December 23. Cleveland State cruised to victory on Monday, running La Roche out of the gym and running up an 89-42 score at Wolstein Center.

Kent State was a 58-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Kent State got 20 points from Kris Brewer en route to a 58-54 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday at TD Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 156 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.77 per game. That compares with Kent State’s No. 143 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Kent State is college basketball's No. 60-ranked team at 7.45 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 85 with 7 per game.

A few Vikings at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Cleveland State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Cleveland State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kent State
Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Kent State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Kent State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland State
Kent State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland State

Next up:
Cleveland State at Wisc-Green Bay, Thursday, January 2nd
Kent State at Princeton, Tuesday, December 31st