Kent State at Toledo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 11 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Toledo has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 80.3 points per game and surrendering 75.3, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Toledo Rockets are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/19/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Toledo
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin Zabo averages 11.9 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jaylin Walker averages 16.7 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Jaelan Sanford averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Tre'Shaun Fletcher averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 190th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 237th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 145th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball. Kent State averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 196th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 262nd in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 204th and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 256th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 168th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 48th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 172nd with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 8th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.4 per game this season. Toledo is 52nd in Division 1 with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 62nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 106th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game and 70th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Rockets are 203rd in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Golden Flashes are 196th in the country in defensive rating with 102.2, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 194th. They are 152nd in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 277th. As a unit they are 266th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in D-1. Kent State is 213th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 213th in the country.
Toledo is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 148th in the nation. The Rockets are 49th in the country in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 266th. In terms of pace they are 114th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 29th. As a team they are 33rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 73rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toledo -11
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