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Kent State Golden Flashes Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Buffalo Bulls

The Kent State Golden Flashes hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the point spread at Alumni Arena against the Buffalo Bulls.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -6.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Bulls currently sport a 15-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-11-2 ATS. The Kent State Golden Flashes are 18-9 and 10-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Buffalo Bulls produce a 12-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Kent State Golden Flashes have gone 16-7 against the totals betting line.

The Bulls - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 100 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 183.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Buffalo has the nation's No. 92-rated offensive output, at 76.37 PPG. The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 162 allowing on average 72.52 PPG. The Bulls FG% has averaged 43.21% so far, less than the Buffalo Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.33% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State earned a 85-76 victory over Akron on Friday, getting 22 points from Kellon Thomas at Memorial A .

The Bulls got 24 points from Blake Hamilton as Buffalo ran past Bowling Green 88-74 on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kent State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games
  • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Buffalo is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kent State
  • Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kent State

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, February 27th
Buffalo at Ohio, Saturday, February 27th