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NCAA Basketball Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Eastern Michigan Eagles

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Kent State Golden Flashes taking on the Eastern Michigan Eagles Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kent State Golden Flashes opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Eastern Michigan Eagles battles the Kent State Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 11-10 mark (8-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-8 for the Eastern Michigan Eagles and 11-6 for the Kent State Golden Flashes.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles sit at No. 104 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kent State Golden Flashes sit at No. 117 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Kent State is ranked No. 5 in NCAA basketball at 41.86 per game. Contrast that with Eastern Michigan's No. 93 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Eastern Michigan is the No. 221-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Kent State rates No. 134 at 7.43 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes wasted a 28-point performance from Jimmy Hall in losing to Central Michigan 105-98 on Saturday at Memorial A .

The Eagles got a 26-point performance from James Thompson IV, who added 26 rebounds, as Eastern Michigan ran past Miami-Ohio 74-57 on Saturday at Millett Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kent State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 8 games
  • Kent State is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Eastern Michigan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 8 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Kent State

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State at Miami-Ohio, Saturday, February 4th
Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, February 4th