South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 12/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
TV: Hulu Live TV
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits (3-4) are hitting the road to M.A.C. Center on Friday where they will go up against the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-2).
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits faced off with James Madison and went home with a loss by a final score of 79-60 in their last contest. South Dakota State walked away from the game having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 52) and made 8 of 25 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Jackrabbits buried 8 of their 11 tries for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 28 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 2 steals. When talking about defending, South Dakota State allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 31 of 62 shooting. James Madison doled out 14 dimes and had 14 steals for this contest. Moreover, James Madison collected 31 boards (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. James Madison walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by burying 9 of 15 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land. In reference to fouls, the Jackrabbits ended up walking away with 15 while James Madison finished the game with 15 fouls.
William Kyle III is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He left the arena with 15 points on 5 out of 6 shooting. He played for 26 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. He finished the game at 83.3% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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South Dakota State heads into this one with a mark of 3-4 for the season. They average 67.6 pts per contest (279th in the country) while connecting on 44.7% from the field. The Jackrabbits are connecting on 34.1% on three-point shots (46 of 135) and 80.7% from the free throw line. As a team, South Dakota State is pulling in 30.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 80 assists for the season, which ranks 314th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 18.9 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.1 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Jackrabbits are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They surrender 32.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 255th in college basketball in points per game allowed (71.7). The Jackrabbits defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.0% (191 of 424) and they surrender 33.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 126th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 83 conceded for the season.
In their last game, the Kent State Golden Flashes took a loss by a final score of 49-44 against Houston. When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Kent State allowed Houston to collect 50 in all (15 offensive). They finished shooting 11.8% from distance by connecting on 2 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 23 from the charity stripe (65.2%). The Golden Flashes permitted Houston to convert 16 of their 50 attempts from the field which had them shooting 32.0% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Golden Flashes walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 23.8%. With regard to shots from beyond the arc, Kent State made 6 of their 29 tries (20.7%). They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.7%. Houston was called for 12 fouls in this contest which got the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 14 steals in the matchup. The Golden Flashes earned 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for this contest.
Voncameron Davis ended up being a factor for the Golden Flashes for this contest. He converted 6 of 9 in the game for a rate of 66.7%, and totaled 4 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 31 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Kent State has a win-loss mark of 5-2 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Golden Flashes are hitting on 42.9% from the floor, which ranks them 252nd in the nation. Kent State has totaled 530 points for the year (75.7 per game) and they snag 35.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (187th in Division 1) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Golden Flashes commit 19.7 fouls every game while shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe.
The Kent State defense allows 31.2% on shots from distance (53 of 170) and their opposition knocks down 67.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.0 assists and 39.1 boards per game, which has them ranked 94th and 343rd in the country. The Golden Flashes on the defensive side of the court are 43rd in D-1 in PPG allowed with 61.0. They have forced 21.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 36.3% from the floor (18th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kent State
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