Kent State vs Ohio Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/28/2020
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: Convocation Center Ohio in Athens, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio +3
The Kent State Golden Flashes travel to Convocation Center Ohio to play the Ohio Bobcats on Friday, February 28, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Kent State as 3 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-10. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 69.3 per contest. Ohio has an overall record of 14-14. They are averaging 71.1 points per game and surrendering 68.5, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 12-12-1 against the spread
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/27/20 F Danny Pippen Back is probable, but may not start Friday vs Ohio
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
02/27/20 G Jordan Dartis Leg is questionable Friday vs Kent State
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Danny Pippen averages 13.9 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Antonio Williams comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Ben Vander Plas averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Jason Preston averages 16.3 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 275th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 200th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 179th place in the NCAA. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in the nation. Kent State averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 50th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 93rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 123rd in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 156th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 226th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 154th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 130th and 242nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 131st with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 159th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Ohio is 181st in the country with 71.1 points per game this year. They are 132nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 96th in the nation. They are 166th in the country in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game and 66th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Bobcats are 204th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 107, which is ranked 65th. They are 148th in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 65th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in D-1. Kent State is 243rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 187th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 149th. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 92nd. As a unit they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 64th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kent State/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio +3
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