Kent State at Oregon State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Gill Coliseum to take on the Oregon State Beavers on Friday, December 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oregon State as 9.5 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.0 as they are averaging 81.0 points per game while giving up 73.0 per contest. Oregon State has an overall mark of 7-3. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 65.4, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon State Beavers Betting Trends
The Oregon State Beavers are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The Oregon State Beavers are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/09/18 F Danny Pippen Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oregon State Beavers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Antonio Williams comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jalen Avery averages 14.8 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 4.2 assists per game and 1.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Tres Tinkle scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Stephen Thompson Jr. averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 81.0 points per contest, which is 54th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 149th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 45th in the nation. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 192nd and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 320th with 11.3 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 73.0 points per contest, which is 216th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 231st and 153rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 130th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 176th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon State is 200th in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 120th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 191st in the NCAA. They are 76th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 59th in assists per game with 15.8. The Beavers are 169th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Beavers give up 65.4 points per game, which ranks them 55th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 61st and 234th in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 64th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Beavers are 70th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 113.8, which is ranked 31st. They are 161st in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 120th. As a unit they are 106th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in D-1. Kent State is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Oregon State is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Beavers have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 122nd. They are 285th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 147th. As a unit they are 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Oregon State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State +9.5
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