Toledo Rockets vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: M.A.C. Center in Kent, OH
TV: Youtube TV
The Kent State Golden Flashes (12-3) will take on the Toledo Rockets (10-5) at M.A.C. Center on Tuesday.
The Toledo Rockets took the court against Western Michigan and earned the victory with a final of 102-74 in their last contest. Toledo walked away from the contest having earned a 52.4% FG percentage (33 out of 63) and buried 13 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rockets made 23 of 29 tries for a rate of 79.3%. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 35 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 dimes for the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. When it comes to the defense, Toledo allowed their opponent to shoot 38.7% from the field on 24 out of 62 shooting. Western Michigan distributed 12 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Additionally, Western Michigan collected 37 boards (14 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't have a block. Western Michigan finished the contest at 78.3% at the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 23 attempts. They also knocked down 8 out of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc. In relation to fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 19 and Western Michigan had 22 fouls.
JT Shumate is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He scored 23 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He played for 26 mins and also pulled down 5 boards. He finished the game shooting 58.3% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Toledo steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 10-5 on the year. They are turning it over 10.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.5 fouls per game. As a team, Toledo is grabbing 35.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 230 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 131st in the nation in terms of passing. The Rockets are shooting 38.8% on 3-pointers (125 of 322) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 86.0 pts per contest (5th in college basketball) while shooting 48.9% from the field.
On defense, the Rockets are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They give up 38.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 357th in the country in opponents points per game (79.8). The Rockets are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.5% (427 of 938) and they relinquish 34.9 boards per contest as a team. They rank 245th in the nation in giving up assists with 216 conceded on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Kent State Golden Flashes walked away with a victory by a final of 69-66 against Miami. In relation to how they attacked the glass, Kent State permitted Miami to pull down 32 in total (7 on the offensive side). They shot 36.4% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 out of 22 and ended up going 12 out of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). The Golden Flashes permitted Miami to make 23 of their 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Flashes ended up shooting 25 for 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Kent State knocked down 5 out of 17 attempts (29.4%). They were able to convert 14 of those for a rate of 70.0%. Miami was called for 18 personal fouls in the game which took the Golden Flashes to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 10 steals for the matchup. The Golden Flashes snagged 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this game.
Sincere Carry ended up being a factor for the Golden Flashes in this game. He accumulated 31 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in this game. He knocked down 12 of 21 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and added 1 rebound.
Kent State has a mark of 12-3 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Golden Flashes are hitting on 44.0% from the floor, which is 219th in the country. Kent State has totaled 1,121 pts on the campaign (74.7 per contest) and they pull in 34.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.6 times per game (248th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. The Golden Flashes commit 18.8 personal fouls per game and they go 77.2% from the free throw line.
The Kent State defense surrenders 31.3% from downtown (100 of 320) and their opponents are knocking down 69.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.1 assists and 37.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 76th and 306th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are ranked 31st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 61.9. They are able to force 18.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.4% from the field (17th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toledo
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