Kent State at Miami NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Millett Hall to play the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3.5 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 15-14. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-12-1 against the over/under
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Miami RedHawks are 9-17-1 against the over/under
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jaylin Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Antonio Williams averages 11.4 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nike Sibande averages 15.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Dalonte Brown averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 110th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 235th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 197th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 165th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 299th with 11.6 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 213th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 284th and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 222nd place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 194th in the country with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 246th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 216th in the nation. They are 92nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 308th in assists per contest with 11.4. The RedHawks are 211th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The RedHawks surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 130th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 128th and 89th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 132nd with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The RedHawks are 68th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107.3, which is ranked 96th. They are 174th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 244th. As a unit they are 224th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in D-1. Kent State is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 155th. They are 211th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 194th. As a unit they are 183rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -3.5
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