Buffalo at Kent State NCAA Basketball Tips 1/25/2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, January 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 10 point favorites.
Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 17-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.5 as they are averaging 84.6 points per game while giving up 70.1 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 15-4. They are averaging 76.9 points per game and surrendering 72.0, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-6-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-6-1 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Jeremy Harris averages 15.0 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. C.J. Massinburg comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Jalen Avery averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jaylin Walker averages 23.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 87th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 277th, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the NCAA. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in the nation. Buffalo averages 84.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 187th in D-1. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 299th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 199th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 170th in those defensive statistics. They rank 225th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 194th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 238th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Kent State is 100th in the country with 76.9 points per game this year. They are 199th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 98th in the nation. They are 216th in the country in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game and 104th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Golden Flashes are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Bulls are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 113.7. In terms of pace they are 46th in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 102nd. As a team they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 71st in Division 1. Buffalo is 339th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 323rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 72nd in the country in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they are 192nd in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 177th. As a team they are 167th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 133rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State +10
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