Miami RedHawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Redhawks vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH
The Miami Redhawks (14-17) are headed to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on Thursday where they will try to beat the Kent State Golden Flashes (21-9).
The Miami RedHawks played Eastern Michigan and took home the win by a score of 76-63 in their last game. Miami ended with a 49.2% field goal percentage (30 out of 61) and knocked down 9 out of their 25 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the RedHawks converted 7 of 9 shots for a rate of 77.8%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 23 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 20 assists for this game while forcing 17 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing defense, Miami allowed 45.5% from the floor on 25 of 55 shooting. Eastern Michigan distributed 10 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, Eastern Michigan totaled 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Eastern Michigan walked away from this one shooting 57.1% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 14 attempts. They buried 5 of 20 attempts from distance. When discussing fouls, the RedHawks ended up finishing with 12 and Eastern Michigan recorded 18 fouls.
Dae Dae Grant is someone who was a factor for the matchup. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and also snagged 5 boards. He was able to score 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
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Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-17 on the season. They average 75.3 points per outing (69th in D-1) while hitting 43.9% from the field. The RedHawks are shooting 35.0% on shots from downtown (287 of 819) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is snagging 34.8 rebounds per contest and has earned 429 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 108th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 10.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.8 fouls per game.
Defensively, the RedHawks have forced 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 fouls. They currently rank 242nd in D-1 in allowing assists with 409 surrendered on the year. The RedHawks are allowing a FG percentage of 44.5% (814 of 1,829) and they concede 36.4 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 35.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 282nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (73.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes took home the win by a final score of 70-65 when they faced Buffalo. In reference to rebounds, Kent State allowed Buffalo to pull down 35 in all (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 28.0% from three-point range by going 7 out of 25 and finished the game at 4 out of 5 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Golden Flashes permitted Buffalo to bury 27 of 60 tries from the field which had them shooting 45.0% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Golden Flashes went 28 out of 73 from the floor which had them shooting 38.4%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Kent State made 10 of 27 tries (37.0%). They were able to make 4 of those for a percentage of 50.0%. Buffalo committed 13 personal fouls in this contest which took the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for a total of 8 attempts. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 10 steals for this game. The Golden Flashes were able to corral 17 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive boards totaling 33 for the matchup.
Malique Jacobs was important for the Golden Flashes for the contest. He scored 16 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 18 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Kent State has a record of 21-9 for the year. The Golden Flashes are responsible for committing 18.2 fouls every game and they hit 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 12.5 times per game (219th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game. Kent State has 2,137 points for the year (71.2 per game) and they snag 36.0 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Golden Flashes are shooting 43.9% from the floor, which is ranked 200th in college basketball.
The Golden Flashes on the defensive side of the court are 38th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 64.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (38th in the country). The Kent State defense surrenders 30.6% on shots from beyond the arc (216 of 707) and opponents are knocking down 70.2% of their foul shots. They relinquish 11.6 assists and 32.2 boards every game, which is 104th and 65th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami
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