Northern Illinois at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/5/2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
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The Northern Illinois Huskies travel to MAC Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Monday, March 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 7 point favorites.
Northern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 75.7 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 15-16. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 73.9, good for a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-13 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
03/04/18 G Dante Thorpe Shoulder is probable Monday vs Kent State
03/04/18 G Justin Thomas Ankle is "?" Monday vs Kent State
02/17/18 F Jaylen Key Shoulder is out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/30/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Eugene German averages 20.9 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Levi Bradley averages 14.5 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jaylin Walker averages 16.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Kevin Zabo averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Illinois averages 72.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 204th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 299th in the country. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game, which ranks them 238th and 351st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 273rd with 11.9 per game. The Huskies allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 292nd and 256th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 284th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 184th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 262nd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 287th in college basketball. They are 163rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 302nd in assists per contest with 11.8. The Golden Flashes are 148th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Golden Flashes surrender 73.9 points per contest, which ranks them 219th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 253rd and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 236th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 159th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 194th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Huskies are 186th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 291st. In terms of pace they are 190th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 217th. As a team they are 205th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 335th in Division 1. Northern Illinois is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 307th in the nation.
Kent State is 170th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 231st in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 209th in the country in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 104 is ranked 222nd. In terms of pace they are 127th in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 271st. As a team they are 251st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 155th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Illinois/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State -7
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