Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Millett Hall to play the Miami RedHawks on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 12-10 and a road record of 3-4. They are 9-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-7. The RedHawks have an overall record of 9-13 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 10-9 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Flashes. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Jaylin Walker averages 14.7 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Michael Weathers averages 17.2 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the RedHawks. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Logan McLane averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Kent State averages 77.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 60th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 234th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 288th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 14.5 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 219th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 208th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in Division 1.
Miami averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 197th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 199th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 236th in the nation. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 292nd and 292nd respectively. In the turnover department the RedHawks rank 279th with 14.5 per game. The RedHawks allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 265th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 183rd and 247th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the nation. The RedHawks force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 70.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 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 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107.8 and they assist on 46.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Kent State turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42.5%. The Golden Flashes give up 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The RedHawks score 70.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.1 points per game. The RedHawks have a rating on offense of 100 and 46.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The RedHawks give up 70.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-9 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-7 against the over/under
Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 10-9 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 11-8 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/21/16 G Rosel Hurley Groin out indefinitely
11/11/16 G Taishaun Johnson Eligibility out for season
01/02/17 G Jerrelle DeBerry Personal has left the team
Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State -4.5
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