Central Michigan at Kent State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kent State as 1 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 82.5 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. Kent State has an overall record of 22-9. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 72.3, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 18-10-1 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 16-13-0 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-14-1 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
03/12/19 G Jaylin Walker Disciplinary is upgraded to probable Thursday vs
03/11/19 G DeAndre Gholston Disciplinary is questionable Thursday vs
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Shawn Roundtree averages 16.5 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Larry Austin comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Antonio Williams averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Jaylin Walker averages 21.9 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 277th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 232nd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 309th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in the nation. Central Michigan averages 82.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 64th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 43rd and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 269th and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 195th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 157th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 247th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Kent State is 114th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 240th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 214th in the nation. They are 151st in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 196th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Golden Flashes are 290th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 51st. They are 31st in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 128th. As a unit they are 118th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in D-1. Central Michigan is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 316th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 101st in the country in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 169th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 245th. As a team they are 232nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 201st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State -1
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