Kent State vs. Bowling Green - 3/7/16 MAC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (14-17) at Kent State Golden Flashes (19-12)
College Basketball: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Monday in the first round of the MAC Tournament.
The Bowling Green Falcons look for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 69.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Spencer Parker is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Zack Denny is averaging 11.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Wesley Alcegaire is the third double-digit scorer and Ismail Ali is dishing 3.9 assists. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Falcons are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Bowling Green Falcons have lost six straight road games.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 72.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Hall is averaging 16.7 points and 8.1 rebounds while Kellon Thomas is averaging 12.2 points and 2.5 assists. Chris Ortiz is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Galal Cancer is dishing 1.4 assists. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden Flashes are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Kent State Golden Flashes have won four straight home games.
The Falcons are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
It's tough to beat a team three times in a season, and one of the matches this year came down to the final seconds. I like the value of the Falcons and the points, as these teams mattchup well and Bowling Green's defense is pretty solid.