Friday, January 8, 2016
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 7-7 and a road record of 0-5. They are 4-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5. The Golden Flashes have an overall record of 10-4 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 8-2 and they are 4-6 against the spread.
Lamonte Bearden comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Blake Hamilton averages 10.9 points per game in 24 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Buffalo. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jimmy Hall averages 15.5 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Flashes. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kellon Thomas averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Buffalo averages 74.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 135th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 283rd in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game which ranks them 84th and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 13.7 per game. The Bulls allow 77.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 269th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 203rd and 200th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 267th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 230th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in the Division 1.
Kent State averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 118th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 107th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 284th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 122nd and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Flashes rank 36th with 10.9 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 190th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 236th and 232nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 235th place in the nation. The Golden Flashes force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in college basketball.
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-5 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 7-5 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-6 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-2 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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