Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has SMU as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 7-2 and a road record of 2-2. They are 3-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2. The Mustangs have an overall record of 9-0 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 4-1 and they are 2-3 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Kellon Thomas averages 13.8 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Nic Moore averages 14.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Tolbert averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kent State averages 76.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 101st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 268th in the country. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 65th and 91st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 150th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 201st and 251st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 280th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in the Division 1.
SMU averages 84.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 24.4 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 6th in the nation. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 69th with 11.7 per game. The Mustangs allow 60.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 70th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 26.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 269th in college basketball.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-4 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-2 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 2-3 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 4-1 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/08/15 F Markus Kennedy Ankle out indefinitely
11/12/15 G Ben Emelogu Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State
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