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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kent State vs. Toledo

Kent State Golden FlashesToledo Rockets
11-7January 26, 2014, 06:00 | Savage Arena15-2

The visiting Kent State Golden Flashes hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Savage Arena against the Toledo Rockets.

The Rockets sport a record of 15-2 and 7-4-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Flashes have 11-7 and 8-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-6 for the Rockets and 10-5 for the Golden Flashes.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Toledo Rockets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Toledo in this one found them as -8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game puts the Rockets, most recently No. 59 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Flashes, who rate No. 123 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 75-59 loser as they battled Western Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Golden Flashes endured a 75-59 loss at the hands of the Broncos on Thursday, despite a 10-point effort from Darren Goodson at Memorial Athletic Center.

Toledo won its last outing, a 77-68 result against Northern Illinois on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. Toledo got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Justin Drummond en route to a 77-68 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday at Savage Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toledo has the nation's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 83.28 PPG. The visiting Golden Flashes defense ranks No. 109 allowing on average 68.83 PPG. The Rockets FG% has averaged 48.39% so far, more than the Golden Flashes marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.23% per game.

Next up:
Kent State home to Northern Illinois, Wednesday, January 29th
Toledo at Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, January 29th