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Golden Flashes face Fairfield Stags: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Kent State Golden FlashesFairfield Stags
March 18, 12:00 PM | Arena at Harbor Yards

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Fairfield Stags Odds

24-11TEAM RECORD25-7

A key college battle sees the visiting Golden Flashes travelling to Fairfield Friday to take on the Stags on Friday.

The Stags are 25-7 so far on the season, and 14-11 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Flashes, meanwhile, are 24-11 and 17-12-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Fairfield go 9-15 and the Golden Flashes go 14-15-1 on the totals.

View Kent State vs Fairfield Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 102-ranked Stags and the No. 65-rated Golden Flashes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-70 win for the Stags on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Fairfield's No. 272 nationally ranked offense (65.1 points per game) against a Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 127 at 66.4 PPG. The Stags have been averaging 43.2% from the field, less than the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kent State owns the country's No. 164-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Fairfield, on the other hand, rates No. 264 in scoring at home.

Kent State won its last outing, a 71-70 result against St. Mary's on March 15. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Michael Porrini scored 19 points leading the Golden Flashes to a 71-70 victory over St. Mary's at McKeon Pavilion on Tuesday.

Last time out for Fairfield, they were a 62-60 winner as they battled Colorado State on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Fairfield got 17 points from Yorel Hawkins en route to a 62-60 victory over Colorado State on Tuesday at Moby Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
After playing St. Mary's are 0-3
After a win are 7-3

Fairfield Stags Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Golden Flashes at Stags trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Fairfield is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Fairfield is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fairfield's last 5 games at home