Eastern Michigan at Kent State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kent State as 3 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 11-13. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 18-6. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 72.4, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-9-1 against the over/under
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Paul Jackson averages 13.8 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Elijah Minnie comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Jalen Avery averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Jaylin Walker averages 22.6 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 128th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 122nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they give up 16.8 assists per contest which puts them in 345th place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in the nation. Eastern Michigan averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 257th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 143rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 338th in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 102nd and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 207th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 268th and 190th in those defensive statistics. They rank 204th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 173rd with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 256th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Kent State is 99th in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 214th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 129th in the nation. They are 193rd in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 168th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Golden Flashes are 306th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Eagles are 174th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.8. In terms of pace they are 303rd in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 214th. As a team they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 261st in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 102nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 327th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 79th in the country in offensive rating with 108. In terms of pace they are 172nd in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 201st. As a team they are 188th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State -3
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