Kent State at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Millett Hall to play the Miami Redhawks on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1 point favorites.
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Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Miami has an overall record of 8-7. They are averaging 72.5 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Redhawks Betting Trends
The Miami Redhawks are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Miami Redhawks are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/07/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Miami Ohio
Key Miami Redhawks Injuries
11/15/17 G Abdoulaye Harouna Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/07/18 C Darius Harper Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Kent State
Adonis De La Rosa averages 11.7 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jaylin Walker averages 18.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Darrian Ringo averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Nike Sibande averages 13.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 181st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 208th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 159th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 151st place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in college basketball. Kent State averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 200th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 311th in D-1. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 191st and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The RedHawks surrender 69.9 points per contest, which ranks them 120th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 106th and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 160th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The RedHawks are 86th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season. Miami is 226th in Division 1 with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 182nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 204th in the nation. They are 41st in college basketball in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 126th in assists per contest with 14.9. The RedHawks are 33rd in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Golden Flashes are 182nd in the country in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 195th. They are 146th in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 287th. As a unit they are 258th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in D-1. Kent State is 189th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 181st in the country.
Miami is 34th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 90th in the nation. The RedHawks are 236th in the country in offensive rating with 101.5, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 114th. In terms of pace they are 231st in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 149th. As a team they are 193rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 61st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -1
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