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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kent State vs. West Virginia

Kent State Golden FlashesWest Virginia Mountaineers
Nov 15, 10:00 AM | WVU Colliseum

Kent State Golden Flashes vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Kent State Golden Flashes at WVU Colliseum on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Mountaineers are 0-0 ATS. Kent State is 0-0 on the totals; West Virginia is 0-0.

View Kent State vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Golden Flashes are listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 65-rated Kent State taking on the No. 14-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 44-37 win for the Mountaineers on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 91 nationally ranked offense (78 points per game) against a Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Mountaineers have been averaging 58.8% from the field, more than the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (0% on average).

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State lost its last outing, an 81-74 result against Colorado on March 22. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Kent State suffered an 81-74 loss against Colorado on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Justin Greene in a losing effort at Coors Events Center.

West Virginia won its last outing, a 78-71 result against Oral Roberts on November 11. West Virginia got 20 points from Kevin Jones en route to a 78-71 victory over Oral Roberts on Friday at WVU Colliseum.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Golden Flashes at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Kent State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kent State's last 8 games on the road
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
West Virginia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Kent State home to Alcorn State, Saturday, November 19
West Virginia home to Alcorn State, Thursday, November 17