Northern Kentucky Norse vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Kentucky Norse vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Kentucky (+6.5)
The Northern Kentucky Norse (2-2) head to M.A.C. Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-1). The odds on this matchup have Kent State as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 141.5.
Northern Kentucky enters this matchup with a mark of 2-2 this year. The Norse are connecting on 27.4% on 3-point shots (26 of 95) and 57.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.0 pts per contest (206th in the country) while going 42.0% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.5 fouls per game. As a team, Northern Kentucky is snagging 37.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 47 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 207th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Norse are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers every game and they draw 21.3 fouls. They concede 30.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 173rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.8). The Norse defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.7% (109 of 224) and they surrender 36.8 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 195th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 57 conceded for the campaign.
The Northern Kentucky Norse stepped onto the hardwood against the Dayton Flyers and went home with a loss by a final score of 66-60 in their last game. Northern Kentucky walked away from the game having earned a 37.5% field goal percentage (21 of 56) and buried 5 of 24 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Norse knocked down 13 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 28 with 13 of them being offensive. They also distributed 9 dimes for this contest as well as getting 8 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defending, Northern Kentucky allowed the other team to shoot 37.5% from the field on 21 of 56. Dayton doled out 16 assists and 5 steals in the game. Moreover, the Flyers collected 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Dayton walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by converting 10 of 12 attempts. They also made 4 out of their 13 tries from distance.
Bryson Langdon is one guy who played a lot for the contest. He ended up scoring 11 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Langdon finished 40.0% from the field and totaled 4 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Norse was Trevon Faulkner. He collected 5 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished 25.0% from the field in the matchup by hitting 4-of-16 (15 points). When the final whistle blew, Faulkner was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Kent State has a mark of 2-1 for the year. The Golden Flashes commit 20.0 fouls per game while shooting 72.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (139th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. Kent State has totaled 234 pts on the season (78.0 per game) and they collect 43.3 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Golden Flashes are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which ranks 192nd in college basketball. The Golden Flashes are ranked 36th in college hoops in points given up per game with 59.3. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.8% from the field (25th in college basketball). The Kent State defense allows 30.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (20 of 66) and opponents are connecting on 74.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 10.7 assists and 30.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 69th and 30th in college basketball.
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes got the win with a final of 80-66 when they played the Detroit Titans. The Golden Flashes pulled down 32 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 in this game. They stuffed 5 shots while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Titans were called for 14 personal fouls for this game which got the Golden Flashes to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to bury 10 of those for a rate of 76.9%. In reference to shooting from distance, Kent State buried 12 of 26 tries (46.2%). When all was said and done, the Golden Flashes ended up shooting 29 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 48.3%. The Golden Flashes allowed the Titans to convert 20 out of their 61 attempts from the field which had them at 32.8% in the game. They wrapped up this game 36.4% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 20 at the free throw line (90.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Kent State permitted Detroit to grab 27 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Danny Pippen played big minutes for the Golden Flashes in this game. He knocked down 8 of 17 for the matchup giving him a rate of 47.1%, which earned him 23 points. Pippen collected 7 boards in his 26 minutes and tallied 3 assists in this matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Kent State was Mike Nuga. He ended up walking away with 15 points in 33 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 10 from the floor in this contest. Nuga ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field in addition to earning 4 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kent State (-6.5)
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