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St. Mary's Gaels home to Golden Flashes in NCAAB betting action

Kent State Golden FlashesSt. Mary's Gaels
March 15, 11:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Kent State Golden Flashes vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

23-11TEAM RECORD25-8

McKeon Pavilion will host Gaels vs. Golden Flashes action on Tuesday as both teams aim for the second round of the NIT Tournament.

St. Mary's, currently sitting with a 23-11 mark (16-12-1 ATS), is a 10.5-point favorite as the No. 2 seed in the NIT's Region 2. Kent State is the 7 seed and faces a team ranked No. 15 in the country in offense, as the Gaels average almost 80 PPG.

View Kent State vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels - Golden Flashes odds would favor the Golden Flashes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 68 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kent State is at No. 65. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-75 win for the Gaels.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Mary's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (79.2 points per game) against a Golden Flashes defense that sits as the No. 123 at 66.3 PPG. The Gaels have been averaging 48.7% from the field, more than the Golden Flashes have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, Kent State features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.

Kent State lost its last outing, a 66-65 result against Akron on March 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 77-54 winner as they battled Weber State. They covered in the match as a 15-point favorite.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Akron are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Golden Flashes at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State's last 5 games on the road
Kent State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Mary's is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
St. Mary's is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Mary's last 12 games
St. Mary's is 3-7-2 ATS in its last 12 games