Kent State vs Northern Illinois: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 13, 2021 - Last Updated on February 16, 2021

The Northern Illinois Huskies (2-7) visit the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-3) after losing four straight road games. The Golden Flashes are double-digit favorites by 16 points in the matchup, which starts at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 138 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 13, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Golden Flashes (-16)

Our computers expect the same result as DraftKings, but have the Golden Flashes winning by a considerably more robust margin (20.2 points). Take the Golden Flashes.

Pick OU:
Over (138)

The model projects a total 5.8 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Kent State 82, Northern Illinois 62

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Golden Flashes have an average implied point total of 78.8 this season, which is 1.8 points higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (77).
  • Kent State is aiming to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (77) for the 10th time this season.
  • The 72.7-point average implied total on the season for the Huskies is 11.7 more points than the team’s 61-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Northern Illinois has totaled more than 61 points in four games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Kent State and Northern Illinois Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 16+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Golden Flashes 8-3-1 0-0 5-7
Huskies 1-8 0-1 4-5

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Kent State

Northern Illinois
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/9/2021 Bowling Green Win 71-67 1/16/2021 Ball State Loss 78-58
2/5/2021 Akron Loss 72-61 1/12/2021 Akron Win 67-65
2/2/2021 Miami (OH) Win 77-68 1/9/2021 Miami (OH) Loss 70-58
1/30/2021 Central Michigan Win 81-76 12/18/2020 Chicago State Win 64-54
1/27/2021 Bowling Green Win 96-91 12/13/2020 Iowa Loss 106-53

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