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Kent State vs. Colorado on NIT odds

The Kent State Golden Flashes and Colorado Buffaloes meet up Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the NIT.

The Golden Flashes advanced last time out with a 72-68 win over Fairfield as a 5.5-point underdog, while the Buffaloes defeated California 89-72 as a 6-point favorite.

View Kent State vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 164 (Buffaloes) and the No. 65 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-77 result in favor of the Buffaloes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado has the nation's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 80.1 PPG. The visiting Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 125 allowing on average 66.4 PPG. The Buffaloes FG% has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 72-68 winner as they battled Fairfield on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 72-68 win over the Stags on Sunday, behind a 22-point effort from Randal Holt at Arena at Harbor Yards.

Colorado was an 89-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against California. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites. Colorado got 25 points from Alec Burks en route to an 89-72 victory over California on Friday at Coors Events Center.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Colorado Buffaloes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing California are 3-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Golden Flashes at Buffaloes trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games at home