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Northern Illinois Huskies Host the Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA College Basketball Action

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Northern Illinois Huskies try to run the Kent State Golden Flashes off the court at NIU Convocation Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kent State Golden Flashes were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Northern Illinois Huskies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 3-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-5 ATS. Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-5 on betting the total; Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-5.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 251-rated Northern Illinois Huskies and the No. 154-ranked Kent State Golden Flashes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northern Illinois has the nation's No. 112-rated offensive output, at 76.58 PPG. The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 159 allowing on average 72.31 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 46.01% so far, more than the Northern Illinois Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.57% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State suffered a 78-68 loss against Albany on Thursday, getting 20 points from Jaylin Walker in a losing effort at SEFCU Arena.

The Huskies were hammered by Iowa on Friday, losing by a 98-75 final at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kent State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Kent State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Northern Illinois
  • Northern Illinois is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
  • Northern Illinois is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Northern Illinois is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing Kent State
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Northern Illinois's last 9 games when playing Kent State

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Central Michigan, Saturday, January 6th
Northern Illinois at Ohio, Saturday, January 6th