Kent State vs Buffalo predictions 1/24/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -1.5
The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Friday, January 24, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 1.5 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Buffalo has an overall record of 13-6. They are averaging 80.3 points per game and surrendering 76.3, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 9-7-1 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-6-1 against the over/under
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is questionable Friday vs Kent State
Danny Pippen averages 13.6 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Antonio Williams comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Davonta Jordan averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 51%. Jayvon Graves averages 16.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 195th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 158th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in the nation. Kent State averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 74th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 159th and 71st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 271st and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 277th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 302nd with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 276th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game. Buffalo is 18th in the country with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 134th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 177th in the nation. They are 8th in the country in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 16.3. The Bulls are 145th in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 40th. They are 117th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 56th. As a unit they are 66th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 88th in D-1. Kent State is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 269th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 90th. They are 13th in D-1 in pace with 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 129th. As a unit they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo -1.5
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