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Kent State Golden Flashes visit College of Charleston Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Kent State Golden FlashesCollege of Charleston Cougars
8-2December 21, 2013, 03:00 | TD Arena5-6

A key college battle sees the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes travelling to College of Charleston Saturday to take on the Cougars.

College of Charleston battles the Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 8-2 mark (4-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Cougars and 5-2 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Kent State before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game matches up the No. 238 (Cougars) and the No. 77 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Kent State was a 66-59 loser in its last match at home against Bucknell. Kent State suffered a 66-59 loss against Bucknell on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Darren Goodson in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.

In their last action, College of Charleston was a 51-44 winner on the road against Old Dominion. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. College of Charleston earned a 51-44 victory over Old Dominion on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Willis Hall at Ted Constant Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features College of Charleston's No. 250-ranked scoring average of 62.18 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense rated No. 119 and allowing 69.1 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 41.23% to date this season, less than the Golden Flashes shooters have managed so far (45.06% per game).

A few Golden Flashes at Cougars trends to consider:
Kent State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kent State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road

Next up:
Kent State home to Cleveland State, Saturday, December 28th
College of Charleston at The Citadel, Sunday, December 29th