Kent State vs Ball State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State +1
The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 1 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Ball State has an overall mark of 18-13. They are averaging 69.5 points per contest and giving up 62.5, which is a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 15-13-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 15-14-1 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-19-1 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
03/11/20 G C.J. Williamson Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Danny Pippen averages 14.3 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. Antonio Williams comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Ishmael El-Amin averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Tahjai Teague scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 69.8 points per contest which is 187th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 92nd and 241st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 210th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 179th place in D-1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in Division 1. Kent State averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 49th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 104th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 137th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 141st and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 232nd with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 62.5 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 54th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 159th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 191st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest. Ball State is 226th in the country with 69.5 points per contest this season. They are 226th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 159th in the country. They are 137th in the nation in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 145th in assists per game with 13.5. The Cardinals are 156th in turnovers per contest with 13.3.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 73rd. They are 128th in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 73rd. As a unit they are 104th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in D-1. Kent State is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 206th. They are 170th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 132nd. As a unit they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kent State -1 and over 135 total points
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