Kent State @ Northern Illinois
Current Records: Kent State 16-3; Northern Illinois 7-12
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Northern Illinois Huskies are heading back home. NIU and the Kent State Golden Flashes will face off in a Mid-American battle at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at Convocation Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Huskies winning the first 65-63 on the road and Kent State taking the second 63-55.
Everything went NIU’s way against the Eastern Michigan Eagles this past Saturday as they made off with an 88-67 win.
Meanwhile, Kent State took their game against the Ball State Cardinals this past Friday by a conclusive 86-65 score. Kent State got double-digit scores from four players: guard Sincere Carry (18), forward Chris Payton (16), guard Jalen Sullinger (13), and guard Malique Jacobs (11).
NIU have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 13-point spread they are up against. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Their wins bumped the Huskies to 7-12 and the Golden Flashes to 16-3. Both NIU and Kent State have easy wins in recent memory. We’ll see which one’s ego takes a hit when they face off.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Convocation Center — DeKalb, Illinois
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.90
The Golden Flashes are a big 13-point favorite against the Huskies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 13-point spread, and stayed right there.
Kent State have won six out of their last 11 games against Northern Illinois.
- Mar 01, 2022 – Kent State 63 vs. Northern Illinois 55
- Jan 11, 2022 – Northern Illinois 65 vs. Kent State 63
- Feb 13, 2021 – Kent State 80 vs. Northern Illinois 58
- Feb 07, 2020 – Northern Illinois 57 vs. Kent State 54
- Jan 21, 2020 – Northern Illinois 76 vs. Kent State 69
- Jan 19, 2019 – Kent State 78 vs. Northern Illinois 68
- Mar 05, 2018 – Kent State 61 vs. Northern Illinois 59
- Jan 02, 2018 – Northern Illinois 75 vs. Kent State 61
- Jan 24, 2017 – Kent State 73 vs. Northern Illinois 66
- Jan 10, 2017 – Northern Illinois 74 vs….