Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State (-2)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (14-6) go to Millett Hall on Saturday where they'll take on the Miami RedHawks (11-9). Kent State opens this game as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 147.
Kent State enters this one with a record of 14-6 for the campaign. The Golden Flashes are shooting 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (166 of 501) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 78.5 points per outing (43rd in Division 1) while connecting on 44.9% from the floor. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Kent State is grabbing 39.9 boards per game and has totaled 295 assists on the year, which ranks 112th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Golden Flashes are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 164th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 250 conceded on the campaign. The Golden Flashes are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.5% (505 of 1,216) and they relinquish 33.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 34.2% from beyond the arc while they are 200th in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.9).
The Kent State Golden Flashes faced off with the Ball State Cardinals and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 90-71 in their last contest. Kent State ended the game having earned a 41.7% field goal percentage (25 of 60) and made 5 of their 24 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Golden Flashes made 16 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they collected 31 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 9 assists for this game in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing defending, Kent State allowed 54.4% from the floor on 31 out of 57 shooting. Ball State earned 15 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Ball State finished the game shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 20 tries. They also made 13 of 26 attempts from distance.
Malique Jacobs is someone who was a contributor in this matchup. He ended up scoring 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. Jacobs walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. Someone else that played a role in the game for the Golden Flashes was Giovanni Santiago. He had 5 rebounds in his 31 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 4-of-8 (11 points). In all, Santiago tallied 3 assists.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 11-9 so far this season. Miami has totaled 1,465 pts on the campaign (73.3 per contest) and they snag 34.8 boards per game. The RedHawks are responsible for committing 17.1 fouls every game and they connect on 76.8% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the RedHawks are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 182nd in D-1. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.1 times per contest (255th in the nation) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per contest. The RedHawks on the defensive side of the court are 218th in the country in PPG given up with 71.5. The Miami defense concedes 35.4% on 3-pointers (168 of 474) and their opposition knocks down 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 13.9 assists and 33.9 rebounds per game, which ranks them 247th and 127th in D-1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (271st in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Miami RedHawks took home the win by a final score of 74-66 against the Western Michigan Broncos. The RedHawks were able to collect 25 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 3 steals in the game. The Broncos earned 17 personal fouls for this contest which got the RedHawks to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They were able to bury 10 of those for a clip of 76.9%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Miami made 10 of their 26 attempts (38.5%). Overall, the RedHawks shot 27 for 66 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.9%. The RedHawks permitted the Broncos to knock down 26 out of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3% in this game. They finished shooting 34.8% from downtown by going 8 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 6 of 12 from the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to rebounding, Miami permitted Western Michigan to get 31 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Mekhi Lairy ended up being a major contributor for the RedHawks in this contest. He made 6 of 17 for this game for a rate of 35.3%, and had 7 rebounds. Lairy earned 20 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes for the matchup. Someone else who came through for Miami was Dalonte Brown. He accumulated 1 assist in 33 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 of 14 from the floor. Brown ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor and also contributing 20 points and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kent State (-2)
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