Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Alumni Arena in Buffalo, NY
The Buffalo Bulls (12-12) are welcoming the Kent State Golden Flashes (19-5) at Alumni Arena on Saturday.
The Kent State Golden Flashes took the court against Bowling Green and walked away with a win by a score of 87-64 in their last contest. Kent State wrapped up the game having earned a 53.4% field goal percentage (31 out of 58) and converted 7 of their 19 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Golden Flashes buried 18 of 26 tries for a rate of 69.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 36 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In terms of defending, Kent State allowed 40.7% from the field on 22 of 54 shooting. Bowling Green earned 9 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Bowling Green collected 18 boards (5 offensive, 13 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Bowling Green finished the game shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 18 shots. They also converted 8 out of their 22 tries from 3-point range. When discussing fouls, the Golden Flashes left the arena with 19 while Bowling Green totaled 25 fouls.
Malique Jacobs is someone who was a factor in the game. He walked away with 17 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He played 35 mins and pulled down 6 boards. He shot 55.6% from the field and also earned 7 assists.
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Kent State will take the court with a win-loss mark of 19-5 this year. They have an average of 75.1 points per game (104th in Division 1) on 44.5% from the floor. The Golden Flashes are shooting 33.2% on shots from distance (191 of 576) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Kent State is pulling down 35.2 boards per game and has racked up 295 dimes on the year, which ranks 265th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game.
Defensively, the Golden Flashes are forcing 16.4 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are ranked 74th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 269 surrendered for the year. The Golden Flashes are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.5% (520 of 1,315) and they concede 35.8 boards per game as a squad. They give up 32.0% on three-point shots and they are 44th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (64.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Buffalo Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 102-97 when they played Eastern Michigan. When it comes to cleaning the glass, Buffalo permitted Eastern Michigan to snag 23 in total (5 on the offensive side). They went 36.4% from 3-point land by going 8 out of 22 and ended up going 17 out of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). The Bulls permitted Eastern Michigan to convert 36 out of their 63 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 57.1% in the matchup. Overall, the Bulls shot 35 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.2%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Buffalo converted 11 of their 27 attempts (40.7%). They were able to make 21 of those for a percentage of 80.8%. Eastern Michigan was called for 23 fouls in the matchup which got the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 26 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Bulls snagged 20 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the contest.
Isaiah Adams ended up being a factor for the Bulls in the game. He scored 21 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in this contest. He converted 7 of 14 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Buffalo has a record of 12-12 this season. As an offense, the Bulls are shooting 46.5% from the field, which ranks 67th in Division 1. Buffalo has scored 1,925 points for the campaign (80.2 per contest) and they pull in 38.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 15.6 times per contest (38th in the nation) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per contest. The Bulls are committing 18.7 personal fouls per game and they hit 69.1% from the charity stripe.
The Bulls on defense are ranked 351st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 77.8. They are able to force 14.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the field (246th in Division 1). The Buffalo defense gives up 34.3% from downtown (183 of 533) and their opposition knocks down 70.3% of their foul shots. They allow 14.5 dimes and 35.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 311th and 251st 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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