Kent State at Central Michigan College Basketball Betting Tips 2/19/2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 2.5 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 71.8 per game. Central Michigan has an overall record of 17-8. They are averaging 83.9 points per game and surrendering 76.6, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-10-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-10-1 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-8-1 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Jaylin Walker comes into this game averaging 22.2 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Jalen Avery averages 11.9 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Larry Austin scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 5.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Shawn Roundtree averages 16.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 102nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 214th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 201st and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 308th with 11.4 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 71.8 points per contest, which is 190th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 260th and 171st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 176th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 12th in the nation with 83.9 points per contest this season. They are 119th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 113th in the NCAA. They are 40th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.7 boards per contest and 184th in assists per game with 13.5. The Chippewas are 220th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Chippewas give up 76.6 points per game, which ranks them 293rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 268th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 300th with 37.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Chippewas are 303rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 87th. They are 175th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 200th. As a unit they are 180th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 156th in D-1. Kent State is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 312th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 50th in the country in offensive rating with 110.7. In terms of pace they are 32nd in Division 1 with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 127th. As a team they are 118th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 195th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State +2.5
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