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Eastern Michigan Eagles home to Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA Basketball betting action

Kent State Golden FlashesEastern Michigan Eagles
12-10February 08, 2014, 02:00 | EMU Convocation Center12-10

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Eastern Michigan and Kent State on Saturday, with the host Eagles trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Eagles sport a record of 12-10 and 10-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Flashes have 12-10 and 10-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-11 for the Eagles and 13-6 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as -7-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 196-rated Eagles and the No. 168-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Kent State was a 78-73 loser in its last match on the road against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes endured a 78-73 loss at the hands of the Chippewas on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Kris Brewer at McGuirk Arena.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 52-48 loser as they battled Akron on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Daylen Harrison scored 10 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 52-48 to Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Eastern Michigan's No. 214-ranked scoring average of 67.23 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense rated No. 102 and allowing 68.41 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 41.98% to date this season, less than the Golden Flashes shooters have managed so far (42.75% per game).

A few Golden Flashes at Eagles trends to consider:
Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Kent State is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Eastern Michigan is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Kent State
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kent State

Next up:
Kent State home to Bowling Green, Wednesday, February 12th
Eastern Michigan at Ball State, Wednesday, February 12th