Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Kent State Golden Flashes - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kent State Golden Flashes (16-8) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm (EMU Convocation Center)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Kent State Golden Flashes will travel to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 12-12 (4-7) and are coming off of a win against Central Michigan by a score of 71-56. Eastern Michigan has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 5th in the MAC West division standings. Eastern Michigan is averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 73.8 points per game. Eastern Michigan is also averaging 37 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. James Thompson IV is averaging 15.8 points per game and 11.2 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. Raven Lee is averaging 15.3 points per game and 1.6 assists per game for the Eagles. Eastern Michigan is shooting 73% on free throws, 30.7% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes are 16-8 (7-4) and are coming off of a win against Northern Illinois by a score of 75-74. Kent State has lost 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the MAC East Division standings. Kent State defeated Eastern Michigan by a score of 73-58 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Kent State is averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 72 points per game. Kent State is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Jimmy Hall is averaging 16.1 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game for Kent State. Kellon Thomas is averaging 12 points per game and 2.2 assists per game for the Golden Flashes. Kent State is shooting 68.3% on free throws, 31.6% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
Kent State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. Kent State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in Kent State’s last 8 Saturday games. Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The over is 5-1 in Eastern Michigan’s last 6 games following an ATS win. The home team is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Kent State has struggled in their last few games, while Eastern Michigan has been able to win 2 of their last 3. Kent State is still in the race for the MAC East title, but they can’t afford a loss here. Kent State won these two teams first matchup of the season and I expect them to sweep the season series here.