Kent State at Northern Illinois College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
NIU Convocation Center
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to NIU Convocation Center to play the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-7. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Northern Illinois has an overall mark of 7-6. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
12/21/17 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is "?"
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/14/17 F Jaylen Key Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jaylin Walker averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 78%. Joey De La Rosa averages 11.3 points per game in 20.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Eugene German averages 19.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Levi Bradley averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 297th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 187th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 174th with 13.5 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 222nd and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 194th place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 245th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois is 151st in the country with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 118th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 144th in college basketball. They are 207th in the nation in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 317th in assists per contest with 11.5. The Huskies are 306th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Huskies surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 216th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 15.2 assists allowed per contest and 256th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 227th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Golden Flashes are 197th in the country in defensive rating with 101.3, and their offensive rating of 104 is ranked 193rd. They are 152nd in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 281st. As a unit they are 263rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in D-1. Kent State is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 207th in the country.
Northern Illinois is 300th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 258th in Division 1. The Huskies are 224th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.9, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 157th. They are 140th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 201st. As a unit they are 195th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Northern Illinois college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Illinois
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