Kent State Golden Flashes vs Detroit Titans Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Detroit Titans
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State (+1.5)
The Detroit Titans (0-2) play the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1) at Calihan Hall on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Detroit as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 149.
Kent State will take the court with a record of 1-1 for the year. They are giving up possession 11.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Kent State is pulling in 42.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 27 dimes this season, which is 253rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Flashes are shooting 23.0% on 3-pointers (14 of 61) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.0 points per outing (123rd in college basketball) while hitting 43.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Golden Flashes are able to force 18.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 36th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 21 conceded so far this year. The Golden Flashes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 37.8% (34 of 90) and they surrender 30.0 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 27.3% on 3-point shots while they are 18th in college hoops in PPG allowed (56.0).
The Kent State Golden Flashes played the Virginia Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 71-64 in their last game. Kent State finished having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (25 out of 63) and buried 9 of 32 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the free throw line, the Golden Flashes buried 5 of 6 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned 29 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 assists in the matchup while having 8 steals and 2 rejections. When it comes to the defense, Kent State allowed 39.7% from the floor on 25 out of 63. Virginia doled out 14 assists and 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Cavaliers pulled down 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Virginia finished the game shooting 73.3% when shooting free throws by burying 22 of their 30 shots. They buried 7 of their 18 tries from long range.
Mike Nuga is a player who played a lot in the matchup. He scored 20 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 44 minutes played and also snagged 6 rebounds. Nuga walked away from this one shooting 44.4% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that played a role in the matchup for the Golden Flashes was Justyn Hamilton. He snagged 5 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He went 54.5% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-11 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Hamilton played 38 minutes.
Detroit has a mark of 0-2 this season. The Titans are committing 17.0 fouls per game and they go 90.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 13.5 times per game (167th in D-1) and they turn it over 9.5 times per game. Detroit has accumulated 146 pts this season (73.0 per game) and they average 37.5 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Titans are connecting on 39.6% from the floor, which ranks them 301st in college basketball. The Titans on defense are ranked 262nd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 80.5. The Detroit defense surrenders 41.5% on three-point shots (17 of 41) and opponents are knocking down 81.3% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 17.5 assists and 41.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 269th and 260th in Division 1. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (259th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Detroit Titans took a defeat with a final score of 78-70 when they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Titans pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 37 in the matchup. They blocked 2 tries while getting 5 steals in the game. The Fighting Irish committed 12 personal fouls for the contest which got the Titans to the charity stripe for 10 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Detroit made 8 out of 28 tries (28.6%). In all, the Titans went 27 out of 71 from the field which had them shooting 38.0%. The Titans permitted the Fighting Irish to bury 30 of 65 attempts from the floor which had them at 46.2% in the matchup. They finished 47.8% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 23 and finished the contest at 7 out of 9 from the free throw line (77.8%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Notre Dame to grab 41 in total (8 offensive).
Bul Kuol played a lot for the Titans for the matchup. He made 7 out of 17 in the game for a field goal percentage of 41.2%, which had him sitting at 18 points. Kuol snagged 6 rebounds in his 40 minutes played and earned 2 assists in this game. An additional guy who saw a lot of minutes for Detroit was Antoine Davis. He totaled 14 points in his 40 minutes played via 5 out of 19 shooting in the game. Davis ended up shooting 26.3% from the field while also collecting 3 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kent State (+1.5)
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