Kent State vs. Central Michigan - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (12-2) at Kent State Golden Flashes (6-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A )
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -2 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
The Kent State Golden Flashes host the Central Michigan Chippewas in a MAC college basketball matchup.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are looking to keep building the momentum after a 75-50 victory versus the Ohio Bobcats in their conference opener. Central Michigan rode a second half 38-19 second half to break op a tight contest. The Chippewas managed a 42.2%-35.7% shooting edge combining with more threes and free throws to complete the rout.
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The Chips were balanced offensively with David DiLeo leading the offense with a contest high 22 points and seven boards on 7-13 from the floor with a 6-12 effort on long balls while Cecil Williams added 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Shawn Roundtree tossed in 13 points on 5-15 shooting followed by Luke Meyer with 12 points.
The Kent State Golden Flashes look to even their conference record after falling 75-61 in their opener at the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday as a 2.5 point underdog. Kent State was outshot 43.6%-37.3% and faced a 23-13 deficit at the line with their own 4-25 performance from beyond the arc killing the offense.
The Golden Flashes struggled to make shots with Jaylin Walker topping the offense with 18 points, four pulls and two steals on 5-17 from the floor including a 1-10 effort on threes. Kevin Zabo gave Kent State 17 points and three pulls on 5-14 shooting including 2-7 from long range.
Central Michigan are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and over is 7-2 in Central Michigan last 9 Saturday games and Central Michigan are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Mid-American. Under is 7-1 in Kent State last 8 Saturday games.
I think the Chippewas can win this even on the road so I’ll take the points…