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Las Vegas Classic - Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Kent State Golden Flashes Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Southern Methodist Mustangs will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Orleans Arena on Tuesday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Southern Methodist Mustangs to cover the point spread in this one found them as -13-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to cover the spread vs the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Tuesday, as the Golden Flashes are 3-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mustangs are 2-3 ATS. Kent State is 5-2 against the total, while Southern Methodist is 4-1 versus the total betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Southern Methodist Mustangs rated this week at No. 60 and the Kent State Golden Flashes sitting at No. 76.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 18 nationally ranked offense (84.89 points per game) against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 146 at 70.56 PPG. The Southern Methodist Mustangs have been averaging 53.16% from the field, more than the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (44.79% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Flashes got 17 points from Kellon Thomas as Kent State ran past Canisius 84-77 on Saturday at Memorial A .

The Mustangs blew out Hampton on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 105-72 win at Moody Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State at North Carolina A&T, Wednesday, December 30th
Southern Methodist at Tulsa, Tuesday, December 29th