Toledo Rockets vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
The Kent State Golden Flashes (5-6) will try to defeat the Toledo Rockets (9-3) at M.A.C. Center on Saturday.
The Toledo Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against Western Michigan and notched a win by a score of 83-56 in their last game. Toledo ended the game with a 45.7% field goal percentage (32 out of 70) and made 8 of 24 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 11 of 15 tries for a rate of 73.3%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they collected 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 dimes for this game while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 12 steals. Concerning defending, Toledo allowed 32.1% from the field on 18 out of 56 shooting. Western Michigan distributed 6 assists and had 2 steals in this contest. Additionally, Western Michigan pulled down 38 rebounds (15 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Western Michigan ended up going 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 18 of 24 attempts. They converted 2 of 19 tries from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Rockets ended up with 20 and Western Michigan totaled 15 fouls.
JT Shumate is someone who came through in this matchup. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes. He played 27 minutes and also totaled 11 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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Toledo steps onto the court with a record of 9-3 on the year. They average 78.5 points per game (58th in Division 1) while going 46.1% from the field. The Rockets are shooting 34.6% from downtown (82 of 237) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toledo is collecting 41.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 174 dimes for the season, which ranks 136th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.1 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Rockets are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 163rd in the nation in PPG allowed (67.5). The Rockets defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.1% (299 of 746) and they surrender 34.9 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 227th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 160 conceded this year.
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes took a loss by a final score of 72-69 when they faced Central Michigan. In reference to rebounding, Kent State allowed Central Michigan to get 36 overall (12 offensive). They went 38.1% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 29 at the charity stripe (69.0%). The Golden Flashes allowed Central Michigan to knock down 22 of 55 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Flashes shot 18 for 55 from the field which had them shooting 32.7%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Kent State knocked down 6 out of 34 attempts (17.6%). They were able to make 27 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.1%. Central Michigan was called for 27 fouls for this game which took the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for a total of 35 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Golden Flashes were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 29 for the game.
Sincere Carry ended up having an impact for the Golden Flashes in the game. He made 5 out of 19 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 26.3%, and had 5 rebounds. He earned 22 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and added 3 assists in this game.
Kent State has a win-loss mark of 5-6 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Golden Flashes are hitting on 43.6% from the field, which is ranked 210th in the nation. Kent State has accumulated 774 pts this season (70.4 per contest) and they grab 34.6 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per game (187th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. The Golden Flashes are responsible for committing 16.9 personal fouls every game and they hit 80.0% from the charity stripe.
The Kent State defense gives up 28.7% on 3-point attempts (79 of 275) and opponents are connecting on 67.4% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 11.5 assists and 32.2 boards every game, which is 118th and 81st in those categories. The Golden Flashes defensively are ranked 59th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 62.3. They are able to force 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.8% from the field (72nd in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kent State
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