Kent State at Eastern Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 1 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 77.9 points per contest while giving up 71.2 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall record of 7-8. They are averaging 70.7 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 7-4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 1-9-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaylin Walker comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jalen Avery averages 12.9 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Elijah Minnie scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Paul Jackson averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 77.9 points per contest, which is 87th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 184th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 35.7 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 194th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.5 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 71.2 points per contest, which is 180th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 212th and 145th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan is 259th in the nation with 70.7 points per contest this season. They are 201st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 342nd in the NCAA. They are 64th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.8 boards per contest and 243rd in assists per game with 12.7. The Eagles are 89th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Eagles give up 71.9 points per game, which ranks them 195th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 225th and 245th in those defensive statistics. They rank 346th with 18.1 dimes allowed per game and 204th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 226th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 64th. They are 169th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 164th. As a unit they are 151st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 166th in D-1. Kent State is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 106th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 230th. They are 280th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 264th. As a unit they are 303rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 292nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State +1
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