Kent State at Western Michigan NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kent State as 2 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. Western Michigan has an overall record of 6-14. They are averaging 71.5 points per game and surrendering 75.5, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-6-1 against the over/under
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-9-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Jaylin Walker comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Jalen Avery averages 12.0 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Seth Dugan averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Michael Flowers averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 89th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 199th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 202nd and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 309th with 11.5 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 224th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 263rd and 185th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 194th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 235th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 227th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 230th in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 265th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 263rd in the nation. They are 96th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 282nd in assists per contest with 12.1. The Broncos are 71st in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Broncos surrender 75.5 points per contest, which ranks them 271st in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 186th and 285th in those defensive statistics. They rank 257th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 179th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 10th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 108.8, which is ranked 75th. They are 160th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 178th. As a unit they are 172nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in D-1. Kent State is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 66th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 243rd. They are 191st in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 253rd. As a unit they are 236th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 109th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Western Michigan +2
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks