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Kent State Golden Flashes host Central Michigan Chippewas in college basketball action

Central Michigan ChippewasKent State Golden Flashes
8-15February 15, 2014, 06:00 | Memorial Athletic Center13-11

Central Michigan pays a visit to Kent State on Saturday, hoping to send the Golden Flashes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Memorial Athletic Center.

The Chippewas will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-11-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Flashes are 10-11 ATS. Central Michigan is 12-8 against the total, while Kent State is 13-8 versus the number.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Kent State sat as -10.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 203 and the Chippewas at No. 220 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Central Michigan was an 88-63 loser on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Northern Illinois and falling by an 88-63 score at NIU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Kent State was a 62-61 winner at home against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Kent State got 25 points from Derek Jackson en route to a 62-61 victory over Bowling Green on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kent State's No. 168 nationally ranked offense (70.04 points per game) against a Chippewas defense that sits as the No. 196 at 73.13 PPG. The Golden Flashes have been averaging 42.31% from the field, less than the Chippewas have managed so far this season (43.95% on average).

A few Chippewas at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 7 games
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kent State
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kent State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Kent State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Kent State is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Ball State, Wednesday, February 19th
Kent State at Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, February 19th