Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 15-6 and a road record of 6-3. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-5. The Chippewas have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 6-8 and they are 6-7 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Kellon Thomas averages 12.4 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Braylon Rayson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Chippewas. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Chris Fowler averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kent State averages 74 points per contest this season which ranks them 139th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 305th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game which ranks them 103rd and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 11.6 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 161st and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 94th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 224th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in the Division 1.
Central Michigan averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 112th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 163rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 143rd in the nation. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 258th and 178th respectively. In the turnover department the Chippewas rank 14th with 10.3 per game. The Chippewas allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 258th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 221st and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the nation. The Chippewas force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 108.7 and they assist on 47.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Kent State turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.7%. The Golden Flashes give up 72.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Chippewas score 79.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.8 points per game. The Chippewas have a rating on offense of 112.3 and 51% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 47% of their shots. Central Michigan turns it over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.1%. The Chippewas give up 71.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 55 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-8 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-5 against the over/under
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 6-7 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 6-8 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/01/16 G Jaylin Walker Foot expected to miss Tuesday vs. Central Michigan
02/01/16 G Xavier Pollard Foot out indefinitely
Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/13/15 F Blake Hibbitts Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State
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