Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles - 1/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-9) at Kent State Golden Flashes (14-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -3 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Michigan Eagles will travel to play the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 14-5 (5-1) and are coming off of a win against Bowling Green by a score of 62-59. Kent State has won 4 games in a row and is currently in first place in the MAC East Division. Kent State’s lone conference loss came against Buffalo (10-9, 3-3). Kent State is averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 71.3 points per game. Kent State is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Jimmy Hall is averaging 15.8 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game for Kent State. Xavier Pollard is averaging 13.2 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 45.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 10-9 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to Ball State by a score of 88-87. Eastern Michigan has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for last in the MAC West Division. Eastern Michigan is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 73.6 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. James Thompson IV is averaging 15.6 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per games for Eastern Michigan. Raven Lee is averaging 15 points per game and 1.7 assists per game for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 28.8% on three-pointers, and 44.8% on all field goal attempts.
Eastern Michigan is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. Eastern Michigan is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games. The over is 21-5-1 in Eastern Michigan’s last 27 games. Kent State is 2-9-2 ATS in their last 13 home games. Kent State is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. The over is 7-1 in Kent State’s last 8 home games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Kent State is playing very strong basketball right now, while Eastern Michigan has been struggling. Both of these teams are similar in scoring and rebounding, but Kent State has the home court advantage. I really like how Kent State is playing, so I am going to take them at home.