Kent State vs Western Michigan Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Western Michigan Broncos
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Western Michigan +5
The Kent State Golden Flashes head to University Arena to take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 5 point favorites.
Kent State comes into this game with an overall record of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 79.9 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Western Michigan has an overall mark of 8-9. They are averaging 72.4 points per contest and giving up 73.5, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-6-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 8-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 7-7-1 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Danny Pippen averages 13.6 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%. Antonio Williams comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Brandon Johnson averages 15.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Michael Flowers scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes allow 68.8 points per contest which is 177th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 191st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 155th place in D-1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 244th in Division 1. Kent State averages 79.9 points per contest, which is 23rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 67th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 68th in the nation. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 130th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 292nd with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos give up 73.5 points per game, which ranks them 280th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 220th and 166th in those defensive statistics. They rank 156th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 310th with 38.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Broncos are 73rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest. Western Michigan is 152nd in the country with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 254th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 285th in the country. They are 231st in the nation in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 298th in assists per game with 11.4. The Broncos are 311th in turnovers per contest with 11.7.
The Golden Flashes have an offensive rating of 109.9, which is ranked 27th. They are 96th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 52nd. As a unit they are 55th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 90th in D-1. Kent State is 315th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Western Michigan is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 101.2, which is ranked 178th. They are 188th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 247th. As a unit they are 199th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kent State -5 and over 145.5 total points
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