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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals in college hoops odds

Ball State CardinalsKent State Golden Flashes
Feb 11, 11:00 AM | Memorial Athletic Center

Ball State Cardinals vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

12-10TEAM RECORD17-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Cardinals of Ball State hit the hard court against the Golden Flashes of Kent State.

Supporters of the Cardinals have watched them go 12-10 and 6-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Golden Flashes are at 17-6 and 8-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Flashes are 12-9, while the Cardinals have a 6-11 mark.

View Ball State vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Golden Flashes as 8.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 108 (Golden Flashes) and the No. 161 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-70 result in favor of the Golden Flashes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kent State's No. 94-ranked scoring average of 71.7 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 24 and allowing 59.5 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 45.3% to date this season, more than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (42.7% per game).

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.6 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ball State was a 61-54 loser at home against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Ball State got 14 points from Jarrod Jones but lost anyway, 61-54, to Bowling Green on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.

Kent State won its last outing, a 62-58 result against Eastern Michigan on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 62-58 win over the Eagles on Wednesday, behind a 17-point effort from Justin Greene at EMU Convocation Center.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Ball State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Ball State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State

Next up:
Ball State home to Toledo, Wednesday, February 15
Kent State home to Buffalo, Tuesday, February 14