Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 3.5 point favorites.
The Golden Flashes come into this game with an overall record of 13-11 and a road record of 4-4. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-8. The Rockets have an overall record of 12-12 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 14-8 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Jimmy Hall comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 31.8 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 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jaylin Walker averages 14.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Kent State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
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Jonathan Williams averages 20.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Steve Taylor averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Kent State averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 246th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 280th in the country. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 243rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 14.7 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 120th and 213th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in Division 1.
Toledo averages 80.7 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 83rd in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 106th and 45th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 237th with 13.9 per game. The Rockets allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 312th in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 326th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 107th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 171st place in the nation. The Rockets force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 325th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes average 70.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3 per contest. The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107.1 and they assist on 46% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 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 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42%. The Golden Flashes give up 71.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rockets score 81.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.1 points per game. The Rockets have a rating on offense of 110.9 and 56.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Toledo turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.8%. The Rockets give up 70.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-10 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-8 against the over/under
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 11-11 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 14-8 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
Toledo Rockets Injuries
12/02/16 G Daniel Dzierzawski Dismissed dismissed from team
01/09/17 C Zach Garber Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Toledo -3.5
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