Kent State at Central Michigan: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Kent State at Central Michigan: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Central Michigan Chippewas (7-19) vs Kent State Golden Flashes (18-9)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm (McGuirk Arena)

Betting Odds: Central Michigan Chippewas +8 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kent State Golden Flashes and Central Michigan Chippewas face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at McGuirk Arena. When these two teams faced off on December 29th it was Central Michigan that won 72-69. 

Harrison Henderson was the top player for Central Michigan scoring 18 points and grabbing five rebounds. Sincere Carry was the top player for Kent State scoring 22 points and grabbing five rebounds. 

Kent State comes into this game with an 18-9 record overall and they have gone 14-10 against the spread. In the last game against Ball State, Kent State’s offense was elite scoring 93 points and that led to the 11 point victory. Kent State is averaging 71.5 points while their defense is giving up 64.1 points per game. Sincere Carry has been the top player this season for Kent State averaging 18.5 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Central Michigan Chippewas who sit with a 7-19 record and they have gone 13-12-1 against the spread. Even in the last game, Central Michigan scored 83 points against the Miami Redhawks, and that led to the victory. Central Michigan is averaging 66.1 points while their defense is giving up 78.2 points per game. Kevin Miller has been the top player for Central Michigan averaging 13.1 points while shooting 42.2 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from behind the three point line. In this game Central Michigan is going to need the offense to be good. 

Kent State is 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 games. The over is 7-1 in Central Michigan’s last eight games against a team with a winning straight up record. The under is 7-1 in Central Michigan’s last eight home games. The over is 4-0 in Central Michigan’s last four games against a team with a road winning percentage greater than .400. 

Central Michigan looked great in the last game with their offense, and I expect their offense is going to find success again against Kent State. Central Michigan has already beaten Kent State once this year. Back Central Michigan against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Central Michigan +8

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