Buffalo at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Buffalo Bulls head to MAC Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 7.5 point favorites.
Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 75.2 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 11-10. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 73.0, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-8 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/29/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
C.J. Massinburg averages 18.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Nick Perkins averages 16.3 points per contest in 28.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jaylin Walker scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Kevin Zabo averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 83.1 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 155th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 151st in Division 1. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 173rd with 13.2 per game. The Bulls allow 75.2 points per contest, which is 255th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 292nd, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 53rd place in college basketball. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 167th in the country with 74.3 points per contest this season. They are 250th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 263rd in Division 1. They are 168th in the country in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 299th in assists per game with 12.0. The Golden Flashes are 177th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Golden Flashes give up 73.0 points per game, which ranks them 205th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 213th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 177th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 163rd with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 212th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 119th in the country in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 77th. They are 19th in college basketball in pace with 74.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 114th. As a unit they are 138th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 70th in D-1. Buffalo is 275th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 86th in the country.
Kent State is 212th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 191st in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 187th in the country in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 194th. In terms of pace they are 130th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 257th. As a team they are 250th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 193rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -7.5
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