12:03 pm
January 26

Kent State @ Northern Illinois

Who will WIN this matchup?

Kent State Golden Flashes (10-6)

@ Northern Illinois Huskies (6-9)


Current odds:

Kent State Golden Flashes: (TBD)

Northern Illinois Huskies: (TBD)


The line for this game is Kent State by 3.5 points.

Wednesday’s game features the top two teams in the MAC in rebound margin. Kent State leads the league with a +8.94 margin with NIU second at +3.67. The Huskies lead the MAC in rebounding at 42.8 rebounds per game. A’Jah Davis (DeKalb, Ill./Montverde Academy [Fla.]) leads the MAC with 11.9 rebounds per game, which puts her fourth in the nation. Davis has had eight straight games with double-digit rebounds after posting 18 points and a season-high 18 rebounds in the win over Akron Monday.

Kent State (10-6, 2-5 MAC) was picked to finish fourth in the MAC in the preseason but are 2-5 in the league after a 65-62 loss at Buffalo on January 17. Freshman forward Bridget Dunn led four Golden Flashes in double figure scoring with 13 points against the Bulls. Casey Santoro and Lindsey Thall each added 11 points. That duo leads Kent State in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game each. Kent State is third in the MAC in scoring defense, allowing 60.3 points per game.

The Huskies (6-9, 3-4 MAC) will play their third game in five days, having defeated Eastern Michigan on Saturday and Akron on Monday. Northern Illinois scores 70.1 points per game but allows 74.5 points per contest, which ranks among the bottom 25 nationally.

Guard Chelby Koker scores a team-high 18.1 points per game and adds 4.5 assists per game, which ranks fourth in the MAC. Forward A’Jah Davis (15.6 ppg) leads the conference in rebounding (11.9 rpg) and field goal percentage (.516). Guard Janae Poisson (12.5 ppg) ranks fifth nationally with 3.20 three-pointers per game.

StreakSmarter Pick
Kent State Golden Flashes