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Northern Illinois Huskies battle vs Kent State Golden Flashes highlights college basketball odds menu

Kent State Golden FlashesNorthern Illinois Huskies
10-5January 15, 2014, 08:00 | NIU Convocation Center7-7

The Northern Illinois Huskies hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Kent State Golden Flashes pay a visit to NIU Convocation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Golden Flashes will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 5-7 ATS. Kent State is 9-3 on the totals; Northern Illinois is 3-8-1.

View Kent State Golden Flashes vs Northern Illinois Huskies Odds and Stats.

The Huskies were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 232 (Huskies) and the No. 80 (Golden Flashes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Kent State was an 86-74 winner at home against Ball State. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Flashes got 23 points from Darren Goodson as Kent State ran past Ball State 86-74 on Saturday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Northern Illinois was a 45-36 winner in its last match on the road against Bowling Green. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois got 13 points from Travon Baker en route to a 45-36 victory over Bowling Green on Sunday at Stroh Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northern Illinois's No. 251 nationally ranked offense (63 points per game) against a Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 111 at 68.6 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 38.85% from the field, less than the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (43.04% on average).

Next up:
Kent State at Buffalo, Saturday, January 18th
Northern Illinois at Ohio, Saturday, January 18th