Kent State vs. Ball State - 2/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ball State Cardinals (12-9) at Kent State Golden Flashes (16-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -4 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ball State Cardinals and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the MAC Center.
The Ball State Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 70.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Tahjai Teague is averaging 15.4 points and 1.7 assists while Ishmael El-Amin is averaging 14 points and 3.5 rebounds. Kyle Mallers is grabbing four rebounds and Jarron Coleman is dishing 2.7 assists. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Ball State Cardinals have lost three of their last four road games.
The Kent State Golden Flashes need a win after splitting their last six games. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 77.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Danny Pippen is averaging 14.3 points and seven rebounds while Antonio Williams is averaging 14.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Troy Simons is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Roberts is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Kent State Golden Flashes have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Both of these teams are inconsistent, so you can make a case for either side here. However, the Kent State Golden Flashes are winning at home by an average of 18.5 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field and allowing 38.4 percent shooting from the field. Kent State is 10-1 SU at home this season. With that type of dominance at home, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Golden Flashes.