Central Michigan at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to MAC Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 1.5 point favorites.
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Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.6 as they are averaging 78.9 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Kent State has an overall record of 6-8. They are averaging 73.3 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-1 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-7 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-6 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/05/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Central Michigan
David DiLeo averages 14.6 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%. Cecil Williams averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Adonis De La Rosa averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jaylin Walker averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in college basketball. Central Michigan averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 86th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 192nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 230th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 61st and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 192nd in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 13.2 assists allowed per contest, and 170th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 243rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Kent State is 212th in Division 1 with 73.3 points per game this year. They are 284th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They are 196th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 270th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Golden Flashes are 168th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Chippewas are 55th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.5, and their defensive rating of 91.6 is ranked 31st. In terms of pace they are 231st in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 127th. As a team they are 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 12th in Division 1. Central Michigan is 277th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 29th in the nation.
Kent State is 201st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 194th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 210th in the country in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 211th. In terms of pace they are 173rd in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 296th. As a team they are 283rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State +1.5
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