Ohio at Kent State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to play the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Kent State as 6.5 point favorites.
Ohio comes into this game with an overall record of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 70.1 points per game while giving up 74.7 per contest. Kent State has an overall record of 19-8. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 5-19-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 13-10-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/23/19 G James Gollon Achilles is out for season
01/13/19 F Mason McMurray Hip is out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Jason Carter comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Teyvion Kirk averages 14.7 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Jaylin Walker averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jalen Avery averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 254th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 239th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 340th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 114th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 15.1 per game. The Bobcats allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 263rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 229th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 227th place in Division 1. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 112th in the country with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 233rd in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 177th in the nation. They are 183rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Golden Flashes are 286th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Golden Flashes surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 215th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 263rd and 150th in those defensive statistics. They rank 204th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 174th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Flashes are 253rd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 95.7, which is ranked 322nd. They are 55th in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 285th. As a unit they are 318th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in D-1. Ohio is 52nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 112th in the country in offensive rating with 106.7. In terms of pace they are 158th in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 239th. As a team they are 207th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 192nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State -6.5
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