Kent State at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 13 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 71.9 per contest. Louisville has an overall mark of 7-3. They are averaging 80.7 points per contest and giving up 69.3, which is a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-3-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/09/18 F Danny Pippen Knee is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Antonio Williams comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jalen Avery averages 15.2 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 4.2 assists per game and 1.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jordan Nwora scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Ryan McMahon averages 9.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 19.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 97%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 82.2 points per contest, which is 45th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 163rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 159th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 313th with 11.3 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 194th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 210th and 102nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 174th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 63rd in the nation with 80.7 points per contest this season. They are 190th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 158th in the NCAA. They are 100th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 216th in assists per game with 13.3. The Cardinals are 261st in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Cardinals give up 69.3 points per game, which ranks them 132nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 109th and 171st in those defensive statistics. They rank 92nd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 65th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 68th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 114.2, which is ranked 31st. They are 137th in college basketball in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 136th. As a unit they are 119th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in D-1. Kent State is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 253rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 111.8, which is ranked 67th. They are 197th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 62nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State +13
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