Saturday, February 25, 2017
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Bobcats come into this game with an overall record of 18-8 and a road record of 7-5. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-9. The Golden Flashes have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 13-11 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
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Jordan Dartis comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bobcats. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Jaaron Simmons averages 15.6 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.8 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Ohio. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Jimmy Hall averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Flashes. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Jaylin Walker averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Ohio averages 78.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 96th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 138th with 12.9 per game. The Bobcats allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in Division 1.
Kent State averages 76.3 points per game this year which ranks them 92nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 249th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 314th in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 242nd respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Flashes rank 253rd with 14 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 73.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 158th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 220th place in the nation. The Golden Flashes force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in college basketball.
The Bobcats average 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15 per contest. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 108.2 and they assist on 51.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Ohio turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.3%. The Bobcats give up 75.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Flashes score 84.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.2 points per game. The Golden Flashes have a rating on offense of 106.7 and 45.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.4 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 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Kent State turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.4%. The Golden Flashes give up 74.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-10 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-9 against the over/under
Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-12 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-11 against the over/under
Ohio Bobcats Injuries
02/18/17 G James Gollon Undisclosed out for season
02/18/17 G Khari Harley Undisclosed out for season
02/18/17 F Wadly Mompremier Undisclosed out for season
01/20/17 F Antonio Campbell Foot out for season
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
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State +1.5
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