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College basketball point spread favors RedHawks in battle with Golden Flashes

Kent State Golden FlashesMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
14-11February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Millett Hall9-14

Miami (Ohio) will look to improve on its 9-14 record on Wednesday when they host Kent State in NCAA basketball odds action at Millett Hall.

The Golden Flashes will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the RedHawks are 12-9 ATS. Kent State is 14-8 against the total, while Miami (Ohio) is 11-10 versus the number.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Miami (Ohio) sat as -2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The RedHawks - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Golden Flashes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami (Ohio) is rated No. 215 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 190.

Kent State was an 83-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Chris Ortiz scored 17 points leading the Golden Flashes to an 83-75 victory over Central Michigan at Memorial Athletic Center on Saturday.

Miami (Ohio) lost its last outing, a 68-57 result against Western Michigan on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Geovonie McKnight scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the RedHawks to a win (they lost 68-57 to Western Michigan at University Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Miami (Ohio)'s No. 237-rated squad against Kent State's No. 190-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Miami (Ohio) rates No. 232 in the country with 4.74 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 63 nationally with 7.2 per match.

A few Golden Flashes at RedHawks trends to consider:
Kent State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Kent State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Kent State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Kent State home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 22nd
Miami (Ohio) at Bowling Green, Sunday, February 23rd