Youngstown State at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
James A. Rhodes Arena
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The Youngstown State Penguins travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
Youngstown State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 11-20. They had a point differential of -5.4 as they averaged 76.9 points per contest while giving up 82.4 per game. Kent State had an overall record of 18-13 last season. They averaged 76.9 points per game and surrendered 72.3, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Youngstown State Penguins Betting Trends
The Youngstown State Penguins were 12-17 against the spread last season
The Youngstown State Penguins were 15-10 against the over/under last year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes were 17-13 against the spread last season
The Kent State Golden Flashes were 13-14 against the over/under last year
Key Youngstown State Penguins Injuries
11/09/17 G Francisco Santiago Knee is probable Saturday vs. Kent State
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/09/17 G Kevin Zabo Strep Throat is probable Saturday vs. Youngstown State
Francisco Santiago averaged 11.6 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.6 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 77%. Cameron Morse averaged 22.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.2 rebounds per game and dished out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 52% while his free throw percentage was at 74%.
Jaylin Walker averaged 15.8 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage was 78%. Jimmy Hall averaged 19 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 10.6 rebounds per game and had 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage finished at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins allowed 82.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 337th in the nation. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 296th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 40.6 rebounds a game which ranked 342nd, and they gave up 16.3 assists per contest which put them in 338th place in the country. They forced 12.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 99th in college basketball. Youngstown State averaged 76.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 95th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was -5.4 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 206th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 262nd in D-1. They averaged 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranked them 127th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 279th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes surrendered 72.3 points per contest, which ranked them 183rd in the country. Their defense allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 137th and 158th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 166th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest, and 136th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes were 259th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game last season. Kent State was 96th in Division 1 with 76.9 points per game last year. They were 258th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin was 4.6. They shot 32% from 3-point range, which was good for 317th in the nation. They were 7th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 241st in assists per contest with 12.5. The Golden Flashes were 180th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Penguins were 320th in the country in defensive rating last season with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 102.1 was ranked 221st. They were 30th in college basketball in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 231st. As a unit they were 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in D-1. Youngstown State was 325th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 283rd in the country.
Kent State was 267th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%, which was 131st in the nation. The Golden Flashes were 118th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 100.4 was ranked 124th. In terms of pace they were 112th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% was 278th. As a team they were 269th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 215th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Youngstown State/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State
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