Kent State vs. Ball State - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (7-16) at Kent State Golden Flashes (17-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Kent State Golden Flashes play Wednesday at the MAC Center.
The Ball State Cardinals look for their second road win and to snap a 10-game losing streak. On the season, Ball State is averaging 65.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 69 points on 46 percent shooting. Sean Sellers is averaging 11.9 points and 2.9 rebounds while Zavier Turner is averaging 10.6 points and 3.5 assists. Franko House is the third double-digit scorer and Matt Kamieniecki is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals have six players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in five straight games.
The Kent State Golden Flashes have split their last six games and are chasing a MAC East crown. On the season, Kent State is averaging 65.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.8 points on 41 percent shooting. Devareaux Manley is averaging 13 points and 2.6 rebounds while Kris Brewer is averaging 10.9 points and 2.9 assists. Derek Jackson is another double-digit scorer and Chris Ortiz is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes have three active double-digit scorers, and the’re shooting 61.5 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Cardinals are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Cardinals are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Kent State and 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
Ball State is not only horrible outright, they've stunk it up ATS with losses in eight of their last nine games. Take Kent State to win by double digits.