Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (+2)
The Buffalo Bulls (5-4) go to M.A.C. Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (6-3). The odds on this matchup have Kent State as 2-point favorites. The total has been set at 158.5.
Buffalo heads into this contest with a record of 5-4 so far this year. They are giving up possession 13.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Buffalo is snagging 44.6 boards per contest and has tallied 136 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 224th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 33.7% on 3-pointers (67 of 199) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. They average 81.4 points per contest (34th in Division 1) while shooting 45.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Bulls have forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. The Bulls are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.5% (231 of 571) and they surrender 38.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 62nd in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 105 surrendered on the campaign. They are giving up 26.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 280th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (75.1).
The Buffalo Bulls took the court against the Bowling Green Falcons and ended up losing by a score of 76-69 in their last contest. Buffalo finished having earned a 34.8% field goal percentage (23 out of 66) and converted 6 of 27 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Bulls knocked down 17 of 26 shots for a rate of 65.4%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 42 with 17 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 assists for this contest as well as getting 5 steals and 3 rejections. In reference to defending, Buffalo let their opponent shoot 34.8% from the field on 23 out of 66 shooting. Bowling Green doled out 8 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, the Falcons totaled 53 rebounds (23 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Bowling Green ended up shooting 73.0% when shooting free throws by making 27 of their 37 attempts. They also buried 5 out of their 22 tries from long range.
Jayvon Graves is one guy who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 17 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He played 35 minutes played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Graves finished the game at 41.2% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Bulls was Jeenathan Williams. He had 6 boards and tallied 2 assists. He went 42.9% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 6-of-14 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Williams played 35 minutes.
Kent State has a win-loss mark of 6-3 for the season. Kent State has earned 733 points on the season (81.4 per contest) and they collect 41.8 boards per contest. The Golden Flashes commit 17.9 fouls every game and they hit 72.0% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Flashes are shooting 47.4% from the field, which ranks them 66th in the nation. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.4 times per game (70th in the country) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. The Golden Flashes on the defensive end are ranked 141st in college hoops in points allowed per game with 68.8. The Kent State defense surrenders 32.3% on shots from 3-point land (73 of 226) and their opponents are knocking down 73.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 12.7 assists and 31.8 boards per game, which is 161st and 58th in those categories. They are forcing 13.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (32nd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes went home victorious with a score of 89-79 when they played the Ohio Bobcats. The Golden Flashes were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for this contest. They also turned away 3 shots while getting 2 steals in this matchup. The Bobcats committed 16 fouls for the matchup which took the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Kent State converted 9 of 25 attempts (36.0%). Overall, the Golden Flashes ended up shooting 35 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.4%. The Golden Flashes permitted the Bobcats to convert 27 of their 63 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 42.9% for the game. They went 38.9% from distance by shooting 14 out of 36 and ended up shooting 11 of 14 at the charity stripe (78.6%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Kent State allowed Ohio to pull down 20 in all (5 offensive).
Danny Pippen ended up being important for the Golden Flashes in the game. He made 9 out of 18 for the contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which got him 22 points. Pippen grabbed 8 boards in his 31 minutes and tallied 2 assists for this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Kent State was Tervell Beck. He ended up walking away with 18 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood via 8 of 10 shooting in the matchup. Beck finished going 80.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Buffalo (+2)
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