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Bowling Green Falcons vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kent State Golden Flashes (19-10) at Bowling Green Falcons (19-8)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stroh Center)

The Line: Bowling Green Falcons -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel - New York; Time Warner Cable Sports Channel - Ohio

The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to the Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The Kent State Golden Flashes dropped to 19-10 (10-6 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bulls, 71-65, this past Saturday. Kent State shot 37.7% from the field and 18.2% (4-22) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Golden Flashes was Jimmy Hall who had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. Kent State is ranked 103rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 172nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Golden Flashes have been led by Jimmy Hall (15.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.6 apg) and Devareaux Manley (13.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.9 apg). Kent State is averaging 65.2 ppg (ranked 230th) on 42.4% shooting (ranked 232nd). The Golden Flashes average 7.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 103rd) on 35.2% three-point shooting (ranked 128th).  Kent State is holding their opponents to an average of 62.0 ppg (ranked 64th) on 40.9% shooting (ranked 88th). The Golden Flashes pull down 35.03 total rpg (ranked 144th) and have a rebound margin of 1.4 (ranked 139th).

Bowling Green Falcons vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Bowling Green Falcons improved to 19-8 (11-5 MAC) on the season after defeating the Miami (OH) Redhawks, 62-57, this past Saturday. Bowling Green shot 41.7% from the field and 17.6% (3-17) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Falcons was Richaun Holmes who had 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 block. Bowling Green is ranked 87th in the RPI Standings and has played the 244th ranked SOS. On the season, the Falcons have been led by Richaun Holmes (14.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.7 bpg) and Zack Denny (9.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.9 spg). Bowling Green is averaging 65.1 ppg (ranked 233th) on 42.6% shooting (ranked 221st). The Falcons average 6.5 three-pointers per game (ranked 160th) and shoot 70.3% from the free-throw line (ranked 122nd).  Bowling Green is holding their opponents to an average of 60.1 ppg (ranked 31st) on 40.1% shooting (ranked 63rd). The Falcons average 16.7 personal fouls per game (ranked 62nd) and have a turnover margin of 1.4 (ranked 81st).

The Golden Flashes are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Falcons are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 17-6-3 ATS in their last 26 games overall.

Kent State has dropped two straight games and struggled beyond the arc in their recent loss at they shot just 18.2% (4-22). Bowling Green has won two straight as their defensive was able to force 17 turnovers against a Miami (OH) team that was playing very well as of late. These two teams rely on their defense to win ball games and played a tight match at Kent State earlier in the season in which Bowling Green took home a 66-64 victory. Although Kent State has lost their last two, I expect their defensive to keep this one close and that they are getting enough points in this one to cover. Take Kent State and the points. 

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