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Golden Flashes vs Catamounts College Hoops Game Preview

Kent State Golden FlashesWestern Carolina Catamounts
Dec 10, 2:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds


Ramsey Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Western Carolina Catamounts and the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Catamounts are 3-5 ATS. Kent State is 2-4 on the totals; Western Carolina is 3-5.

View Kent State vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Catamounts as 8-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 163-rated Kent State taking on the No. 316-rated Catamounts in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-63 win for the Golden Flashes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Flashes rank No. 245 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.9 per game. That compares with Western Carolina’s No. 231 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Carolina is college basketball's No. 136-ranked team at 6.7 per game, while the Golden Flashes rate No. 191 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kent State owns the country's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 55.5 points per game on the highway. Western Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 129 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kent State was a 71-51 winner on the road against James Madison. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites. Kent State cruised to victory on Tuesday, running James Madison out of the gym and running up a 71-51 score at JMU Center.

Western Carolina was a 65-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Purdue. They covered the 24–point spread as underdogs. Western Carolina got 18 points from Harouna Mutombo but lost anyway, 65-60, to Purdue on Wednesday at Mackey Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing James Madison are 0-1
After a win are 7-3

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Bradley are 2-0
After playing Purdue are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Golden Flashes at Catamounts trends to consider:
Kent State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
Western Carolina is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Western Carolina is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games

Next up:
Kent State home to Saint Peter's, Tuesday, December 20
Western Carolina at Bradley, Tuesday, December 20