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NCAA hoops odds preview - Temple vs. Kent State

Temple OwlsKent State Golden Flashes
Nov 13, 12:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Temple Owls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds


The Temple Owls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Flashes in Kent State at Memorial Athletic Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Golden Flashes sport records of 1-0 and 1-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 0-0 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Golden Flashes and 0-0 for the Owls.

View Temple vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Flashes installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Flashes at No. 125 and the Owls at No. 74 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 36-32 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kent State's No. 189-ranked scoring average of 66 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 1 and allowing 0 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 35.1% to date this season, more than the Owls shooters have managed so far (0% per game).

Defensively, Temple features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.

Temple was a 58-44 loser in its last match at home against South Florida. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Temple got 19 points from Khalif Wyatt but lost anyway, 58-44, to South Florida on Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

Last time out for Kent State, they were a 66-62 winner as they battled Drexel at home. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Golden Flashes grabbed a 66-62 win over the Dragons on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from Chris Evans at Memorial Athletic Center.

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Rice are 0-1
After a loss are 9-1

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Drexel are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Owls at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
Temple is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Kent State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Temple home to Rice, Saturday, November 17
Kent State home to Chicago State, Friday, November 16