IPFW Mastodons vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: IPFW Mastodons vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: IPFW (+5)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (20-12 last season) play the IPFW Mastodons (1-0) at M.A.C. Center on Monday. IPFW opens this contest as 5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 142.
IPFW heads into this game with a record of 1-0 this year. They cough up possession 31 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 27 personal fouls every game. As a unit, IPFW is snagging 35 rebounds per contest and has totaled 13 assists so far this season, which ranks 211th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Mastodons are shooting 33.3% on shots from downtown (7 of 21) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 67 points per contest (180th in D-1) while shooting 47.7% from the field. When they are on defense, the Mastodons have forced 18 turnovers per contest and they draw 24 personal fouls. They give up 3.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 173rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.0). The Mastodons defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 30.3% (23 of 76) and they relinquish 40 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 113th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 6 surrendered this season.
The IPFW Mastodons faced off with the SE Louisiana Lions and walked away with a win by a score of 67-63 in their last contest. IPFW walked away from the game having earned a 47.7% field goal percentage (21 out of 44) and buried 7 of their 21 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Mastodons converted 18 of 24 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they compiled 32 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists for this game while earning 7 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defending, IPFW allowed the other team to shoot 47.7% from the field on 21 of 44. SE Louisiana earned 6 assists and 9 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Lions pulled down 34 boards (18 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 3 rejections. SE Louisiana finished the contest at 69.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 23 attempts. They knocked down 1 of 28 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalon Pipkins is a guy who saw a lot of court time in the matchup. He left the arena with 18 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He played 34 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. Pipkins shot 42.9% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Mastodons was Bobby Planutis. He snagged 2 boards and accumulated 3 dimes. He ended up going 57.1% from the field for the game via 4-of-7 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Planutis saw the court for 32 minutes.
Kent State had a win-loss record of 20-12 last season. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Flashes connected on 45.4% from the field, which ranked them 109th in the nation. Kent State scored 2,442 pts throughout last year (76.3 per contest) and they grabbed 36.2 boards per game. They dished out assists 13.9 times per contest (123rd in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest. The Golden Flashes were responsible for committing 18.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 72.7% from the free throw line. The Golden Flashes defensively were ranked 236th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 70.0. They were able to force 14.2 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (223rd in college hoops). The Kent State defense allowed 33.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (234 of 699) and their opposition made 72.2% of their foul shots. They allowed 12.6 assists and 35.2 rebounds per contest, which was ranked 243rd and 232nd in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes went home victorious with a score of 86-76 against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Golden Flashes snagged 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in the matchup. They also rejected 3 shots while getting 5 steals for this game. The Eagles earned 23 fouls in this matchup which got the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Kent State buried 6 out of their 22 tries (27.3%). When the game finished, the Golden Flashes finished shooting 30 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 53.6%. The Golden Flashes allowed the Eagles to make 28 out of 68 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 41.2% for the game. They shot 23.5% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 34 and finished the contest at 12 of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Kent State permitted Eastern Michigan to pull down 27 in all (12 offensive).
Anthony Roberts ended up having an impact for the Golden Flashes for the matchup. He converted 4 out of 10 for the contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which got him 14 points. Roberts grabbed 4 boards in his 39 mins and had 6 assists in this matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Kent State was Troy Simons. He notched 10 points in his 36 minutes played via 4 out of 11 from the floor for the matchup. Simons ended up shooting 36.4% from the field as well as contributing 3 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take IPFW (+5)
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