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Northern Illinois Huskies visit Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAAB hoops battle

Northern Illinois HuskiesKent State Golden Flashes
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | Memorial Athletic Center

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds

2-15TEAM RECORD12-6

Kent State will look to improve on its 12-6 record on Wednesday when they host Northern Illinois in NCAAB odds action at Memorial Athletic Center.

This season, the Golden Flashes are 12-6 overall and 5-11 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 2-15 and 7-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Kent State boasts a 9-7 on the OU, and Northern Illinois is 4-10.

View Northern Illinois vs Kent State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Huskies are listed as 21.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 128-ranked Golden Flashes and the No. 306-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-52 win for the Golden Flashes on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kent State's No. 128-ranked offense, averaging 70.8 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 203 at 68 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 37% per game.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Kent State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 134 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Illinois was a 75-65 loser at home against Ball State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies wasted a 26-point performance from Abdel Nader in losing to Ball State 75-65 on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Last time out for Kent State, they were an 84-75 loser as they battled Akron on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Randal Holt scored 27 points for Kent State on Saturday, but the Zips managed an 84-75 victory over the Golden Flashes at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Ball State are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toledo are 9-1
After playing Akron are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Huskies at Golden Flashes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kent State
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Kent State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Kent State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Buffalo, Saturday, January 28
Kent State at Toledo, Saturday, January 28

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