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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Flashes underdogs vs Cornhuskers at Nebraska

Kent State Golden FlashesNebraska Cornhuskers
Nov 24, 9:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds


Nebraska looks to cover the Cornhuskers-Golden Flashes pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 4-0 mark when they host Kent State in college basketball wagering action.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Cornhuskers are 2-1 ATS. Kent State is 1-1 on the totals; Nebraska is 1-1.

View Kent State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Nebraska opened as 3.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 304-rated Cornhuskers and the No. 125-ranked Golden Flashes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-69 result in favor of the Cornhuskers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 255 nationally ranked offense (63 points per game) against a Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 280 at 72.2 PPG. The Cornhuskers have been averaging 46.3% from the field, more than the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kent State owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 283 in scoring at home.

Kent State was a 69-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bethune-Cookman. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 69-68 win over the Wildcats on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Chris Evans at Memorial Athletic Center.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 61-57 winner as they battled Tulane at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Nebraska got 14 points from Ray Gallegos en route to a 61-57 victory over Tulane on Wednesday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Youngstown State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Wake Forest are 1-0
After playing Tulane are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Golden Flashes at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kent State's last 7 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Kent State at Youngstown State, Wednesday, November 28
Nebraska at Wake Forest, Tuesday, November 27