Kent State at Ball State NCAA Parlay 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 5 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 77.0 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Ball State has an overall mark of 11-10. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 73.7, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 13-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
12/17/18 F Brachen Hazen Back is out indefinitely
02/01/19 C Trey Moses Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Kent State
01/05/19 G Ishmael El-Amin Wrist is out indefinitely
Jalen Avery averages 12.0 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Jaylin Walker comes into this game averaging 23.3 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Tahjai Teague averages 14.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Tayler Persons scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 72.8 points per contest which is 219th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 264th and 174th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 198th, and they allow 13.8 assists per game which puts them in 236th place in D-1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in Division 1. Kent State averages 77.0 points per contest, which is 85th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 201st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 91st in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 309th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 73.7 points per game, which ranks them 239th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 93rd and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 139th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 173rd with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 123rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest. Ball State is 49th in the country with 79.5 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 154th in the country. They are 60th in the nation in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 207th in assists per game with 13.2. The Cardinals are 109th in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 108.8, which is ranked 73rd. They are 162nd in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 175th. As a unit they are 169th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. Kent State is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 135th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 87th. They are 77th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 60th. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 317th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kent State +5 and over 150 total points
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