Eastern Michigan at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to MAC Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 2.5 point favorites.
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Eastern Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 72.1 points per contest while giving up 68.0 per game. Kent State has an overall mark of 12-11. They are averaging 74.1 points per contest and giving up 73.1, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-11 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-8 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/30/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Elijah Minnie averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. James Thompson IV averages 15.3 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jaylin Walker averages 17 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kevin Zabo averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 72.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 235th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 92nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 259th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 190th and 256th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 13.7 per game. The Eagles allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 160th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 203rd and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 297th place in college basketball. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 177th in the country with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 243rd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in college basketball. They are 173rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 307th in assists per contest with 11.7. The Golden Flashes are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Golden Flashes surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 230th and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 193rd with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 138th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 191st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Eagles are 75th in the country in defensive rating with 98, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 191st. They are 249th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 131st. As a unit they are 167th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in D-1. Eastern Michigan is 100th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 50th in the country.
Kent State is 213th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 218th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 184th in the country in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 202nd. In terms of pace they are 127th in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 258th. As a team they are 238th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State -2.5
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