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Texas-Arlington MavericksKent State Golden Flashes
Dec 21, 7:30 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds


The visiting Mavericks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum against the Kent State Golden Flashes.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

The Golden Flashes currently sports a 8-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5 ATS. The Mavericks are 4-5 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Flashes produce a 3-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mavericks have gone 1-0 against the number.

View Texas-Arlington vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Golden Flashes - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kent State is rated No. 99 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas-Arlington is at No. 80. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-76 win for the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kent State has the nation's No. 178-rated offensive output, at 68 PPG. The visiting Mavericks defense ranks No. 233 allowing on average 69.8 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas-Arlington owns the country's No. 273-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. Kent State, on the other hand, rates No. 235 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were a 73-69 loser as they battled Utah State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Mavericks endured a 73-69 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Bo Ingram at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Kent State won its last outing, a 67-58 result against Saint Peter's on December 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 67-58 win over the Peacocks on Tuesday, behind a 13-point effort from Justin Greene at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Mavericks at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kent State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Texas-Arlington at Saint Peter's, Thursday, December 22
Kent State at Utah State, Thursday, December 22