Western Michigan Broncos (2-6) at Kent State Golden Flashes (3-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -11 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the M.A.C. Center.
The Western Michigan Broncos need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 63.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. B. Artis White is averaging 14.5 points and 3.2 assists while Greg Lee is averaging 11 points and 7.3 rebounds. Titus Wright is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Emillien is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 60.2 percent from the free throw line. The Western Michigan Broncos are allowing 27.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Kent State Golden Flashes look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 77.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Mike Nuga is averaging 18 points and 5.6 rebounds while Danny Pippen is averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Justyn Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Tervell Beck is grabbing five rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game.
The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 road games. The over is 7-2 in Golden Flashes last 9 overall. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Western Michigan Broncos haven't had much success covering games during this losing stretch, and they don't have the offensive horses most nights to hang with decent teams. The Kent State Golden Flashes are quietly one of the more balanced teams in the conference and have covered six of their last eight games. I have no choice but to lean toward Kent State and the chalk here.