Kent State vs. Eastern Michigan - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (11-4) at Kent State Golden Flashes (10-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Kent State Golden Eagles play Wednesday at the MAC Center.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have split their last eight games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Eastern Michigan is averaging 69.8 points on 404.4 percent shooting and is allowing 63.7 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Raven Lee is averaging 14.8 points and 1.8 assists while Karrington Ward is averaging 14.1 points and 6.7 rebounds. Mike Talley is dishing 4.3 assists and Anali Okoloji is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are a productive defensive team that’s allowing 30.3 percent shooting from downtown and has allowed 66 or less points in six of their last seven games. Offensively, Eastern Michigan is shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 31.1 percent from beyond the arc. EMU is 2-3 SU on the road.
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The Kent State Golden Eagles have split their last six games and are looking for their second conference win. On the season, Kent State is averaging 66.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Jimmy Hall is averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Devareaux Manley is averaging 12.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Kris Brewer is the third player averaging double-digit points and Khaliq Spicer is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Eagles are also a defensive team that’s allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in seven of their last nine games. Offensively, Kent State is shooting 61.1 percent from the line and 37.5 percent from deep. Kent State is 5-3 SU at home.
The Eagles are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Mid-American and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games. The Golden Flashes are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 home games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Mid-American. The road team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Both teams play similar style ball and have been in pretty much the same boat all season. I'll go with the Kent State Golden Flashes simply due to them being the home team.