Kent State Golden Flashes vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 3/17/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Location: MVP Arena in Albany, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State (+6)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (28-6) are headed to MVP Arena on Friday where they will play the Indiana Hoosiers (22-11). Kent State opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 141.
The Kent State Golden Flashes faced off with Toledo and took home the win by a score of 93-78 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Golden Flashes ended up with 19 while Toledo finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They also converted 7 out of their 27 tries from long range. Toledo finished the game shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by converting 21 of 27 attempts. Furthermore, Toledo pulled down 27 boards (10 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Toledo distributed 8 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. With respect to the defense, Kent State allowed the other team to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 25 of 59 shooting. They also recorded 15 dimes for the contest while creating 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 33 with 10 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Golden Flashes buried 15 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Kent State ended the game with a 55.7% field goal percentage (34 of 61) and knocked down 10 out of their 24 3-point attempts.
Sincere Carry is someone who played a role in this matchup. He recorded 26 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played for 40 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He finished 53.3% from the floor and also recorded 4 dimes.
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Kent State heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 28-6 for the year. They turn the ball over 11.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Kent State is grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 421 assists for the year, which is 180th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Golden Flashes are connecting on 33.6% on shots from distance (268 of 797) and 72.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.6 pts per game (60th in the country) while connecting on 45.4% from the field.
Defensively, the Golden Flashes are able to force 16.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are ranked 112th in college hoops in giving up assists with 383 relinquished on the campaign. The Golden Flashes defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 40.3% (748 of 1,858) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are 56th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (65.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Indiana Hoosiers went home defeated by a final of 77-73 against Penn State. With respect to how they rebounded, Indiana permitted Penn State to snag 37 in all (9 on the offensive glass). They finished 34.8% from distance by hitting 8 of 23 and finished the game at 23 of 26 from the charity stripe (88.5%). The Hoosiers permitted Penn State to convert 23 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them at 40.4% in this contest. When the game finished, the Hoosiers walked away from this one shooting 31 for 66 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Indiana converted 2 of their 14 tries (14.3%). They were able to bury 9 of them for a rate of 81.8%. Penn State earned 15 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Hoosiers to the free throw line for 11 tries. They coughed it up 4 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Hoosiers were able to snag 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 30 in this matchup.
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Hoosiers for this contest. He converted 11 out of 14 for the game giving him a rate of 78.6%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. He racked up 24 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 7 assists in this contest.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 22-11 so far this year. The Hoosiers have committed 17.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 71.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.4 times per game (37th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.6 times per game. Indiana has accumulated 2,476 pts so far this year (75.0 per contest) and they snag 35.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Hoosiers are connecting on 48.9% from the field, which is 10th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers on the defensive end are ranked 128th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 68.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (39th in college hoops). The Indiana defense surrenders 33.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (247 of 743) and their opponents are converting on 70.5% of their foul shots. They relinquish 11.6 assists and 33.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 103rd and 149th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (-6)
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