Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Toledo Rockets - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (13-9) at Kent State Golden Flashes (15-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
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The Toledo Rockets will travel to play the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 15-7 (6-3) and are coming off of a loss to Central Michigan by a score of 88-61. Kent State has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 2nd in the MAC East. Kent State is averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Kent State is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Jimmy Hall is averaging 16.4 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for Kent State. Kellon Thomas is averaging 12.4 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 31% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Toledo Rockets are 13-9 (4-5) and are coming off of a win against Western Michigan by a score of 89-62. Toledo has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 4th in the MAC West standings. Toledo does have a win against Akron, who is 1st in the MAC East standings. Toledo is averaging 78.7 points per game while giving up 71.5 points per game. Toledo is also averaging 37.4 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game. Nathan Boothe is averaging 19.2 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game for Toledo. Jonathan Williams is averaging 18.1 points per game and 2.8 assists per game for the Rockets. Toledo is shooting 72.7% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 46.1% on all field goal attempts.
Toledo is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Toledo is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-2 in Toledo’s last 7 games. Kent State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Kent State is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The over is 7-2 in Kent State’s last 9 home games. The road team is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Toledo has struggled a little bit in their last few games and is starting to fade in the MAC West. Kent State is also struggling of late, but will look to get back on track at home. Toledo scores more points per game than Kent State, while both teams are similar in rebounding and points allowed per game. Kent State knows they have to win this game in order to stay close to the conference leaders. I expect Kent State to come out and play well at home.