Kent State at Buffalo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 4 point favorites.
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Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 73.3 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. Buffalo has an overall mark of 23-8. They are averaging 85.2 points per contest and giving up 76.7, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-14 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-13 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 13-11 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 17-10 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/30/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Zabo averages 12.8 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jaylin Walker averages 16.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Nick Perkins averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%. C.J. Massinburg averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 243rd and 108th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 165th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 219th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in college basketball. Kent State averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 190th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 270th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 300th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 164th and 305th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 287th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 119th in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 254th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 265th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Buffalo is 4th in Division 1 with 85.2 points per game this year. They are 39th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 86th in the nation. They are 36th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Bulls are 182nd in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Golden Flashes are 213th in the country in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 103.4 is ranked 210th. They are 137th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 272nd. As a unit they are 261st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in D-1. Kent State is 191st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 214th in the country.
Buffalo is 275th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 76th in the nation. The Bulls are 31st in the country in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 149th. In terms of pace they are 18th in Division 1 with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 35th. As a team they are 58th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 86th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -4
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