Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 18-9 and a road record of 6-5. They are 10-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-6. The Bulls have an overall record of 15-12 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Kellon Thomas averages 12.5 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Lamonte Bearden averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Blake Hamilton averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kent State averages 74 points per contest this season which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 118th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 117th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 98th with 11.9 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 228th and 274th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 225th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in the Division 1.
Buffalo averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 119th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 227th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 302nd in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 68th and 223rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 305th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 173rd and 126th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 203rd place in the nation. The Bulls force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.7 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 108.7 and they assist on 45.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Kent State turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.1%. The Golden Flashes give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 79 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.6 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 104.4 and 49.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Buffalo turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Bulls give up 73.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-12 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 16-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-9 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-12 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/01/16 G Jaylin Walker Foot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Xavier Pollard Foot out for season
Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State
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