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March 11, 9:25 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Ball State Cardinals vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Kent State and Ball State on Friday, with the host Golden Flashes trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

It's a game in the MAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Quicken Loans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 16-10-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Golden Flashes are 15-11-1 ATS. Ball State is 16-12 on the totals; Kent State is 13-13-1.

View Ball State vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 65-ranked Golden Flashes and the No. 141-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-71 win for the Golden Flashes on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kent State's No. 119 nationally ranked offense (70.8 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 55 at 63.5 PPG. The Golden Flashes have been averaging 43.6% from the field, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ball State owns the country's No. 155-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 110 in scoring at home.

Ball State won its last outing, a 76-73 result against Ohio on March 10. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Jesse Berry scored 20 points leading the Cardinals to a 76-73 victory over Ohio at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday.

Kent State won its last outing, a 73-62 result against Buffalo on March 10. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Ohio are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Kent State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games