Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Millett Hall in Oxford, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The Miami RedHawks (6-8) will play the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-3) at Millett Hall on Saturday.
The Kent State Golden Flashes stepped onto the hardwood against Western Michigan and earned the victory with a final of 80-72 in their last game. Kent State wrapped up the game with a 40.4% FG percentage (23 of 57) and converted 11 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Golden Flashes buried 23 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 92.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 28 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists in the game as well as forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. Regarding defending, Kent State allowed 51.0% from the field on 26 out of 51 shooting. Western Michigan distributed 14 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Furthermore, Western Michigan collected 26 boards (4 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Western Michigan finished the contest at 82.4% at the free throw line by converting 14 of 17 attempts. They buried 6 out of their 20 tries from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Golden Flashes ended up walking away with 22 and Western Michigan totaled 21 personal fouls.
Jalen Sullinger is one guy who played a role for the game. He walked away with 18 points on 6 out of 7 shooting. He played for 22 mins and also grabbed 2 boards. He shot 85.7% from the field and recorded 1 assist.
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Kent State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 11-3 on the year. They currently have an average of 75.1 points per game (127th in the country) while shooting 44.1% from the floor. The Golden Flashes are connecting on 34.4% on 3-point shots (119 of 346) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Kent State is pulling down 34.7 boards per contest and has earned 179 assists on the season, which is 257th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Golden Flashes are able to force 17.9 turnovers per game and they draw 17.7 personal fouls. They surrender 30.9% from 3-point land while they are 36th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (61.6). The Golden Flashes defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 38.1% (290 of 762) and they concede 37.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 59th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 152 surrendered on the season.
When they last played, the Miami RedHawks took a loss by a final score of 68-56 against Central Michigan. The RedHawks were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the game. They also coughed it up 14 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. Central Michigan committed 19 personal fouls for the game which took the RedHawks to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a rate of 64.7%. When it comes to shots from distance, Miami buried 5 of 26 attempts (19.2%). When the final whistle blew, the RedHawks shot 20 for 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.9%. The RedHawks allowed Central Michigan to make 20 of their 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.7% for this contest. They finished 16.7% from three-point range by going 4 out of 24 and ended up going 24 out of 32 from the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Miami allowed Central Michigan to pull down 44 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
Morgan Safford pitched in for the RedHawks in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 14 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He recorded 20 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 6-8 for the year. As an offensive team, the RedHawks are connecting on 43.8% from the field, which ranks them 224th in the nation. Miami has scored 1,050 pts for the campaign (75.0 per contest) and they average 32.9 boards per game. They are earning an assist 14.1 times per game (143rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. The RedHawks are committing 16.9 fouls every game and they shoot 80.1% from the free throw line.
The RedHawks on defense are ranked 310th in D-1 in PPG given up with 74.2. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (335th in college basketball). The Miami defense surrenders 36.6% on 3-point attempts (113 of 309) and their opponents are making 74.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 14.4 dimes and 34.6 boards per game, which is ranked 295th and 213th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami
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