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USC Upstate Spartans vs Kent State Golden Flashes in college hoops odds

Kent State Golden FlashesUSC Upstate Spartans
March 15, 7:00 PM | G. B. Hodge Center

Kent State Golden Flashes vs USC Upstate Spartans Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD20-12

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on G. B. Hodge Center Thursday as host USC Upstate looks to handle the Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Golden Flashes have watched them go 21-11 and 11-19 ATS on the year, while the Spartans are at 20-12 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 1-1, while the Golden Flashes have a 16-14 mark.

View Kent State vs USC Upstate Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 139 and the Golden Flashes at No. 125 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-72 result in favor of the Golden Flashes.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Flashes is ranked No. 180 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with USC Upstate’s No. 49 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, USC Upstate is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Kent State rates No. 171 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kent State owns the country's No. 91-rated mark, allowing 66.6 points per game on the highway. USC Upstate, on the other hand, rates No. 120 in scoring at home.

Kent State lost its last outing, a 78-74 result against Akron on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Kent State got 21 points from Randal Holt but lost anyway, 78-74, to Akron on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

USC Upstate was a 71-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida Gulf Coast. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. USC Upstate got 16 points from Adrian Rodgers but lost anyway, 71-61, to Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday at Mercer University Center.

Kent State Golden Flashes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Akron are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Golden Flashes at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kent State's last 6 games on the road
Kent State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road