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Western Michigan Broncos Visit Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Western Michigan Broncos hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the point spread at Memorial A & C Center against the Kent State Golden Flashes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Kent State Golden Flashes in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Broncos was expected to move the line.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Kent State Golden Flashes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Kent State Golden Flashes are 16-9 overall and 8-13 ATS, while the Western Michigan Broncos are 10-15 and 10-10 ATS. As for the betting totals, Kent State boasts a 14-7 on the OU, and Western Michigan is 11-8-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kent State Golden Flashes rated this week at No. 186 and the Western Michigan Broncos sitting at No. 140.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kent State's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 74.28 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 172 at 73.24 PPG. The Golden Flashes field goal percentage has averaged 45.05% so far, more than the Broncos marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.07% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Western Michigan got 17 points from Drake Lamont en route to a 74-68 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday at Stroh Center.

Jimmy Hall scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Flashes to a win (they lost 75-70 to Eastern Michigan at EMU Convocation Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games
  • Western Michigan is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Kent State
  • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Kent State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to Central Michigan, Saturday, February 20th
Kent State at Akron, Friday, February 19th