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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kent State vs. Bowling Green

Kent State Golden FlashesBowling Green Falcons
Feb 25, 6:00 PM | Stroh Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Bowling Green Falcons Odds

19-8TEAM RECORD14-13

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Stroh Center Saturday as host Bowling Green looks to handle the Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAAB action.

Bowling Green battles the Golden Flashes, currently sitting with a 19-8 mark (10-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-14 for the Falcons and 14-11 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State vs Bowling Green Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Bowling Green in this one will find them as 3-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 145-ranked Falcons and the No. 117-rated Golden Flashes in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-70 win for the Golden Flashes on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Bowling Green's No. 197-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 121 at 65.1 PPG. The Falcons field goal percentage has averaged 46% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 67-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State was a 62-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes endured a 62-60 loss at the hands of the RedHawks on Tuesday, despite a 15-point effort from Randal Holt at Millett Hall.

Last time out for Bowling Green, they were a 79-68 loser as they battled Akron on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Bowling Green got 18 points from A'uston Calhoun but lost anyway, 79-68, to Akron on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ohio are 8-2
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-2
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 3-7
After playing Akron are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Golden Flashes at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
Kent State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Bowling Green
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kent State's last 12 games on the road
Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games when playing Kent State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games when playing at home against Kent State
Bowling Green is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kent State home to Ohio, Wednesday, February 29
Bowling Green home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, February 29