Saturday, February 13, 2016
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 16-8 and a road record of 6-4. They are 8-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-5. The Eagles have an overall record of 12-12 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 11-6 and they are 7-10 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 7.8 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 73%. Xavier Pollard averages 12.2 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
James Thompson IV averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Raven Lee averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kent State averages 73.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 160th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 293rd in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 115th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 100th with 12 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 223rd and 319th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 262nd place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in the Division 1.
Eastern Michigan averages 76.7 points per game this year which ranks them 78th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 213th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 299th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 237th and 281st respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 152nd with 12.6 per game. The Eagles allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 290th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 98th and 260th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 304th place in the nation. The Eagles force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.7 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107.8 and they assist on 45.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.7 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 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.6%. The Golden Flashes give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.5 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 106.2 and 45.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.2 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Eagles give up 71.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-11 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-5 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-10 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-6 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
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State
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