Buffalo vs Kent State Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/21/2020
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State -3.5
The Buffalo Bulls head to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Friday, February 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 3.5 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 74.0 per game. Kent State has an overall mark of 17-9. They are averaging 75.2 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-12-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jayvon Graves comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Jeenathan Williams averages 12.0 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Danny Pippen scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Antonio Williams averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 78.0 points per contest, which is 27th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 191st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 263rd in the nation. They average 42.8 boards per contest and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 84th with 14.2 per game. The Bulls allow 74.0 points per contest, which is 288th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 77th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 295th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 77th in the nation with 75.2 points per contest this season. They are 118th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 101st in the NCAA. They are 143rd in D-1 in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 126th in assists per game with 13.7. The Golden Flashes are 249th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Golden Flashes give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 149th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 79th and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 165th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 220th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 264th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 127th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.9. In terms of pace they are 13th in the country with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 202nd. As a team they are 253rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 166th in Division 1. Buffalo is 228th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 260th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 145th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 81st. As a team they are 104th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 80th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +3.5
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