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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Flashes underdogs vs Tigers at Princeton

Kent State Golden FlashesPrinceton Tigers
9-3December 31, 2013, 12:00 | Jadwin Gymnasium9-2

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Princeton vs Kent State battle Tuesday at Jadwin Gymnasium as the Tigers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Tigers sport a record of 9-2 and 5-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Flashes have 9-3 and 5-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-2 for the Tigers and 7-2 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Princeton Tigers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Princeton Tigers as -9-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game matches up the No. 66 (Tigers) and the No. 95 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 78-70 loser as they battled Cleveland State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Golden Flashes endured a 78-70 loss at the hands of the Vikings on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Derek Jackson at Memorial Athletic Center.

Princeton lost its last outing, a 93-79 result against Portland on December 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Portland got 25 points from Bryce Pressley en route to a 93-79 victory over Princeton on Saturday at South Point Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Princeton's No. 243-rated squad against Kent State's No. 152-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Princeton rates No. 2 in the country with 10.73 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 60 nationally with 7.42 per match.

A few Golden Flashes at Tigers trends to consider:
Kent State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Kent State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Princeton is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Princeton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kent State home to Ohio, Wednesday, January 8th
Princeton at Liberty, Saturday, January 4th