Miami RedHawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+8)
The Miami RedHawks (8-5) travel to M.A.C. Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Kent State Golden Flashes (9-4). The line on this contest has Kent State as 8-point favorites. The O/U is set at 148.5.
Miami will play this contest with a win-loss record of 8-5 for the campaign. They are averaging 72.5 points per game (157th in Division 1) on 44.7% from the floor. The RedHawks are shooting 37.4% on 3-pointers (107 of 286) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is collecting 33.4 rebounds per contest and has 161 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 257th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.2 personal fouls per game. On defense, the RedHawks are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. The RedHawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.1% (335 of 742) and they surrender 34.3 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 147th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 177 surrendered on the season. They are surrendering 33.4% on 3-point shots while they are 179th in D-1 in opponents points per game (70.1).
The Miami RedHawks faced off with the Western Michigan Broncos and walked away with a win by a score of 65-56 in their last contest. Miami ended the contest with a 39.6% field goal percentage (21 out of 53) and knocked down 5 out of their 19 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the RedHawks buried 18 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 78.3%. In regard to grabbing boards, they collected 39 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes for the contest while earning 5 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to the defense, Miami allowed 39.6% from the field on 21 of 53 shooting. Western Michigan earned 10 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Broncos collected 32 rebounds (5 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Western Michigan finished the contest at 60.0% at the free throw line by converting 3 of 5 attempts. They converted 3 out of their 19 tries from distance.
Dalonte Brown is a guy who played a role for the game. He accounted for 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Brown went 50.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in the game for the RedHawks was Mekhi Lairy. He had 2 boards and also had 6 assists. He shot 45.5% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 5-of-11 (15 points). When the game finished, Lairy saw the court for 34 min.
Kent State has a record of 9-4 this season. As an offense, the Golden Flashes are shooting 46.5% from the field, which ranks 76th in college basketball. Kent State has totaled 1,070 points so far this year (82.3 per game) and they grab 41.1 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 15.5 times per contest (64th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. The Golden Flashes have committed 17.8 fouls per contest while shooting 76.5% from the free throw line. The Golden Flashes on defense are ranked 235th in college hoops in points given up per game with 72.5. They have surrendered 12.5 dimes and 32.8 boards per contest, which ranks them 141st and 79th in D-1. The Kent State defense allows 32.6% on 3-point attempts (106 of 325) and their opponents are making 72.4% of their foul shots. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (97th in D-1).
For their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes got the victory with a final of 83-76 when they faced the Central Michigan Chippewas. The Golden Flashes were able to corral 29 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 42 for the matchup. They blocked 6 attempts while recording 7 steals in this game. The Chippewas were called for 19 fouls for the game which got the Golden Flashes to the free throw line for 21 shots. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. In regard to 3-point attempts, Kent State buried 9 of their 30 tries (30.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Golden Flashes finished 28 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.4%. The Golden Flashes permitted the Chippewas to knock down 29 out of 64 attempts from the floor which had them at 45.3% for the matchup. They went 39.1% from behind the 3-point line via 9 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 17 at the free throw line (52.9%). In relation to team rebounding, Kent State permitted Central Michigan to grab 33 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Danny Pippen ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Flashes in the matchup. He converted 10 out of 21 in the game for a field goal rate of 47.6%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Pippen had 11 boards in his 37 mins played and totaled 3 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Kent State was Justyn Hamilton. He scored 14 points in 33 minutes played by going 5 out of 10 shooting in this game. Hamilton ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 12 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+8)
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