Kent State vs Miami Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +7.5
The Kent State Golden Flashes head to Millett Hall to take on the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 7.5 point favorites.
Kent State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.1 as they are averaging 80.3 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 7-9. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-5-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 7-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 4-10-0 against the spread this season
The Miami RedHawks are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
01/11/20 F Philip Whittington Illness is questionable
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Antonio Williams comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Danny Pippen averages 13.8 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Nike Sibande scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Dalonte Brown averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State averages 80.3 points per contest, which is 20th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 67th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 89th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 120th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 310th with 11.8 per game. The Golden Flashes allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 166th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 168th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 168th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 161st place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 73rd in the nation with 76.3 points per contest this season. They are 202nd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 139th in the NCAA. They are 90th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 190th in assists per game with 13.1. The RedHawks are 316th in turnovers per contest with 11.7. The RedHawks give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 266th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 210th and 278th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 307th with 38.3 boards surrendered per contest. The RedHawks are 69th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 110.3, which is ranked 26th. They are 99th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 61st. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 111th in D-1. Kent State is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 329th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The RedHawks are 89th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 158th. As a team they are 164th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 76th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State -7.5
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