Kent State Golden Flashes at Eastern Michigan Eagles Free Prediction 01/12/19

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The Kent State Golden Flashes (12-3, 1-1 MAC) will be at the Convocation Center to challenge the Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-8, 1-1 MAC) in a MAC matchup. Action starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Kent State Golden Flashes at Eastern Michigan Eagles ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Eagles barely escaped the Ball State Cardinals 84-82, while the Golden Flashes beat the Western Michigan Broncos 88-73.

The Golden Flashes had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.613 (above their season average of 0.511) and had a better turnover percentage (14.6 vs. 16.2). The Eagles, on the other hand, knocked down 18 of their 24 free throws (75.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.569 (above their season average of 0.484). James Thompson IV was a key piece for Eastern Michigan with 18 points and 19 rebounds. Philip Whittington, meanwhile had a good outing for Kent State, putting up 13 points and 15 rebounds.

The Eagles won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 71-67. Eastern Michigan had a much better turnover percentage (16.5 vs. 23.1). Kent State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (42.9 vs. 33.3). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Eastern Michigan could own the offensive glass in this showdown. The Eagles currently rank seventh in offensive rebounding percentage (38.9 percent), while Kent State ranks 263rd in defensive rebounding percentage (69.7 percent).

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Eastern Michigan, ATS Winner – Kent State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Kent State averages 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 78th in the nation. Eastern Michigan ranks 234th in assists allowed per game (18.1).
  • The Eagles rank 37th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Golden Flashes rank 90th (3.3).
  • Eastern Michigan ranks 57th in rebounds per game (38.8) while Kent State ranks 100th in rebounds allowed per game (34.2).
  • The Golden Flashes rank 118th in three pointers attempted per game (23.1) while the Eagles rank 237th in three pointers allowed per game (26.5).
  • Kent State averages 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 81st in the NCAA. Eastern Michigan ranks 151st in steals allowed per game (7.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Flashes have scored an average of 71.8 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.6 points per game (3.6 below their season average).
  • The Eagles’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.8, up from 1.2 for the season.