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Kent State Golden Flashes home to Valparaiso Crusaders in NCAA Basketball betting action

Valparaiso CrusadersKent State Golden Flashes
Nov 18, 2:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Valparaiso Crusaders vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds


Memorial Athletic Center will host Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Valparaiso Crusaders action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Golden Flashes are 2-1 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Crusaders are 2-1 and 2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kent State boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Valparaiso is 0-2.

View Valparaiso vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kent State opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Flashes sit at No. 125 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Crusaders sit at No. 124 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Crusaders will win this game 82-71.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crusaders is ranked No. 228 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Kent State’s No. 74 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kent State is the No. 92-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Valparaiso rates No. 28 at 9.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Valparaiso owns the country's No. 88-rated mark, allowing 50 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 163 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Valparaiso was a 50-48 loser on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Valparaiso got 20 points from Kevin Van Wijk but lost anyway, 50-48, to Nebraska on Thursday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 92-63 winner as they battled Chicago State at home. The battle between the Golden Flashes and Cougars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Chicago State was handed a 92-63 defeat on Friday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Valparaiso Crusaders Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago State are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Crusaders at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Valparaiso's last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Valparaiso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Valparaiso home to Chicago State, Friday, November 23
Kent State home to Bethune-Cookman, Tuesday, November 20