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College baskeball point spread favors Golden Flashes in battle with Chippewas

Central Michigan ChippewasKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Kent State Golden Flashes try to run the Central Michigan Chippewas off the court at Memorial Athletic Center in college hoops action.

Kent State will face the 9-13 Chippewas, who own a 12-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Flashes are 10-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Chippewas are 10-6-1 favoring the OVER.

View Central Michigan vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Flashes installed as 10-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Golden Flashes, most recently No. 148 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Chippewas, who rate No. 309 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-64 victory for the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 69.8 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 268 at 70.4 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 42% so far, more than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Michigan owns the country's No. 287-rated mark, allowing 74.5 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 164 in scoring at home.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 68-56 result against Akron on February 5. They covered in that game as a 18-point underdog. Central Michigan got 22 points from Kyle Randall but lost anyway, 68-56, to Akron on Tuesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Last time out for Kent State, they were an 82-76 loser as they battled Western Michigan on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Chris Evans scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Flashes to a win (they lost 82-76 to Western Michigan at University Arena on Wednesday).

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Ohio are 3-7
After playing Akron are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Chippewas at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kent State's last 7 games when playing Central Michigan
Kent State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Ohio, Wednesday, February 13
Kent State home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, February 13