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NCAAB Game Preview - Golden Flashes underdogs vs Mountaineers at 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 Mountaineers will try to cover the spread at WVU Colliseum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Kent State Golden Flashes in college basketball action.

The Mountaineers currently sports a 1-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Golden Flashes are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Flashes have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Kent State vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kent State before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 14 and the Golden Flashes at No. 65 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 44-37 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

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