Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 10-15 and a road record of 1-8. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-8. The Golden Flashes have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 10-2. They have an over/under record of 14-6 and they are 8-12 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Tucker Haymond averages 16.1 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Jimmy Hall averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Flashes. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Xavier Pollard averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Western Michigan averages 71.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 193rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 137th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 154th and 285th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 12.7 per game. The Broncos allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 215th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 210th and 234th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 95th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 218th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 279th in the Division 1.
Kent State averages 73 points per game this year which ranks them 161st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 130th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 293rd in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 125th and 277th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Flashes rank 110th with 12.1 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 219th and 300th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 242nd place in the nation. The Golden Flashes force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in college basketball.
The Broncos average 65.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 104.2 and they assist on 49.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%. The Broncos give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Flashes score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Golden Flashes have a rating on offense of 107.7 and 45% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Kent State turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.5%. The Golden Flashes give up 71 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-10 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-8 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-12 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-6 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/21/15 F Connar Tava Foot out for season
02/15/16 G Bryce Moore Ankle probable Tuesday vs. Kent State
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/01/16 G Jaylin Walker Foot out indefinitely
02/01/16 G Xavier Pollard Foot out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Western Michigan
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