Eastern Michigan at Kent State: 2/20/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Kent State Golden Flashes (13-5) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-8)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
Betting Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes -14.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Kent State Golden Eagles face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Kent State Mac Center.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles come into this game with a 4-8 record overall and coming into this game they have lost four games in a row. Eastern MIchigan has dealt with COVID issues and their last game came all the way against Akron on January 26th. Eastern Michigan on the season is averaging 67.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 83.8 points per game. Eastern Michigan is shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from behind the three point line. Forward Ty Groce has been the best player for Eastern Michigan averaging 14.2 points while shooting 54.6 percent from the field and 30 percent from deep.
On the other side of this matchup is the Kent State Golden Flashes who sit with a 13-5 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Western Michigan, the defense did enough giving up 69 points and that led to a seven point victory. Kent State on the season is averaging 79.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.7 points per game. Kent State is shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line. Danny Pippen has been the best player for Kent State averaging 20 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from behind the three point line.
The over is 9-2 in Eastern Michigan’s last 11 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Kent State’s last 11 home games. Kent State is 13-6-1 against the spread in their last 20 games overall. The favorite is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings played between the two teams. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings played between the two teams.
The long layoff for Eastern MIchigan is going to really hurt them, and they are going to struggle to get the job done in this game. Look for Kent State to run up the score, and that will lead them to a win and a cover of the spread.