Western Michigan at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to MAC Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 1 point favorites.
Western Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 8-9. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-7 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/15/18 G Taishaun Johnson Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Western Michigan
Thomas Wilder averages 17.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Bryce Moore averages 10.5 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jaylin Walker averages 17.1 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 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 77%. Adonis De La Rosa averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 157th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 232nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 111th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 122nd and 217th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 318th with 11.5 per game. The Broncos allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 147th and 251st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 135th place in college basketball. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 199th in the country with 73.5 points per game this year. They are 278th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in college basketball. They are 202nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 292nd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Golden Flashes are 186th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Golden Flashes surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 191st in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 232nd and 160th in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 152nd with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 244th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Broncos are 182nd in the country in defensive rating with 101.3, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 122nd. They are 211th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 231st. As a unit they are 225th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 214th in D-1. Western Michigan is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 226th in the country.
Kent State is 224th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 220th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 201st in the country in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 200th. In terms of pace they are 153rd in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 288th. As a team they are 269th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 201st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State +1
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