Toledo vs Kent State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/7/2020
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State -5
The Toledo Rockets head to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 5 point favorites.
Toledo heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 76.9 points per contest while giving up 67.1 per game. Kent State has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 4-9-0 against the spread this season
The Toledo Rockets are 7-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 7-4-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 6-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marreon Jackson comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Luke Knapke averages 15.9 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Antonio Williams scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Danny Pippen averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo averages 76.9 points per contest, which is 72nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 201st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 64th in the nation. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 203rd with 13.4 per game. The Rockets allow 67.1 points per contest, which is 141st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 159th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 171st place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Kent State is 30th in the nation with 80.1 points per contest this season. They are 101st in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 146th in the NCAA. They are 131st in D-1 in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 67th in assists per game with 15.0. The Golden Flashes are 323rd in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Golden Flashes give up 67.3 points per game, which ranks them 143rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 72nd and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 123rd with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 185th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 246th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 79th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 127th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 139th. As a team they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 56th in Division 1. Toledo is 243rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 337th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 36th in the country in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 114th in Division 1 with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 85th. As a team they are 87th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 90th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Kent State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toledo +5
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