Kent State Golden Flashes (6-2) vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (5-3)
December 5, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -15.5 / Kent State Golden Flashes +15.5; Over/Under: +152
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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Kent State Golden Flashes look for their seventh victory. The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for their sixth win.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 76.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.9 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Sincere Carry is averaging 18.9 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Malique Jacobs is averaging 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Miryne Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Giovanni Santiago is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 81.1 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Drew Timme is averaging 18.6 points and 2.9 assists, while Julian Strawther is averaging 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds. Rasir Bolton is the third double-digit scorer and Malachi Smith is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.
The Golden Flashes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-13-2 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Flashes last 5 road games. The under is 9-3 in Bulldogs last 12 Monday games.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are going to be big favorites at home against pretty much anybody, but they’ve underachieved up to this point, and they’re winning by an average of just 9.6 points in the favorite role. The Kent State Golden Flashes are playing well, and they should be a confident bunch that took Houston down to the wire last week. Kent State gets after it defensively. Give me the points.