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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Michigan Broncos Betting Preview

Western Michigan BroncosKent State Golden Flashes
March 8, 7:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

14-19TEAM RECORD20-10

The Kent State Golden Flashes host Western Michigan on Thursday, looking to build on their 20-10 mark against the 14-19 Broncos in college hoops action at Quicken Loans Arena.

This game is part of the MAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Quicken Loans Arena).

The Golden Flashes currently sports a 20-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-17 ATS. The Broncos are 14-19 and 15-15 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Flashes produce a 14-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Broncos have gone 18-12 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 117-rated Golden Flashes and the No. 85-ranked Broncos, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-67 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 70.5 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 244 at 69.7 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 104 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Michigan was a 71-54 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern Illinois. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Western Michigan got 19 points from Mike Douglas en route to a 71-54 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 61-55 loser as they battled Akron at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Golden Flashes endured a 61-55 loss at the hands of the Zips on Friday, despite a 14-point effort from Michael Porrini at Memorial Athletic Center.