Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - 1/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (14-3) at Kent State Golden Flashes (14-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas take their high scoring offense on the road to face the Kent State Golden Flashes.
The Central Michigan Chippewas specialty is scoring points and few do that as well as CMU with the third ranked offense that racks up 84 points. The Chips showed they could play some defense in Saturday's 65-51 decision versus visiting Eastern Michigan. The Chippewas opened up a 13 point lead after 20 minutes and were never challenged. The Eagles were held to only 30% shooting with the home team sinking shots at 36.5% but were 10-29 on threes and had a 17-9 edge at the stripe. John Simons led the team with 15 points and eight boards while Chris Fowler tossed in 13 points. Josh Kozinski and RayShawn Simmons netted nine points apiece with Simmons snaring nine pulls and posting six assists.
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The defense first Kent State Golden Flashes have made a living on their number 36 defense that gives up just 60 points. The Golden Flashes have fasioned a 5-1 conference record with no more then 66 points given up that was capped off by a 63-52 at Ball State where they made a nine point lead at intermission holding up until the final horn. The Cardinals sank shots at 42.6% but saw the visitor hit at 51% which equaled five more baskets. Jimmy Hall was the weapon of choice with 32 points and eight rebounds on 14-17 accuracy followed by an eleven point performance from Kris Brewer while Devereaux Manley chipped in with eight points.
The Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. CMU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Golden Flashes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Kent State are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American and are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS win. The Chips win if they speed this up while the Golden Flashes will try to slow things down...