Western Michigan at Kent State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
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The Western Michigan Broncos head to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 7 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 72.1 points per contest while giving up 71.1 per game. Kent State has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 77.2 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 6-5-2 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important 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
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
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/06/19 F Danny Pippen Knee is out for season
Michael Flowers comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Seth Dugan averages 14.6 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jaylin Walker scores 22.6 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Jalen Avery averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 72.1 points per contest, which is 225th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 228th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 283rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 76th with 14.7 per game. The Broncos allow 71.1 points per contest, which is 177th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 190th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 127th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 158th place in the country. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 102nd in the nation with 77.2 points per contest this season. They are 214th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 84th in the NCAA. They are 197th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 127th in assists per game with 14.4. The Golden Flashes are 315th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Golden Flashes give up 71.1 points per game, which ranks them 176th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 241st and 105th in those defensive statistics. They rank 183rd with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 138th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 209th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Broncos are 200th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 267th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 212th. As a team they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 86th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 67th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 177th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 194th. As a team they are 170th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 169th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Western Michigan +7
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