Fresno State vs Kent State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/11/23
Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1) vs Fresno State Bulldogs (1-0)
Game Info: Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
Betting Odds: Kent State Golden Flashes -3.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Fresno State Bulldogs will play the Kent State Golden Flashes in a non-conference game on Saturday night at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio. Fresno State won their first game of the season, while Kent State has split the first two games of their season.
Fresno State Preview
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 1-0 this year after they defeated Fresno Pacific by a score of 77-66 in their last game. Fresno State led 33-24 at the half, but the second half was closer than it should have been, with Fresno State winning the half 44-42. The Bulldogs shot 50% from the field, 31.6% on three pointers, and 76% on free throws in the game. Fresno State was out rebounded by a total of 37-30, had 15 assists, and committed 12 turnovers in the win. Xavier DuSell led the Bulldogs with 19 points and four steals, while Eduardo Andre added 17 points and nine rebounds. Fresno State allowed 66 points on 43.3% field goal shooting and forced 17 turnovers in the game.
Kent State Preview
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 1-1 this season after they lost to James Madison in double overtime by a score of 113-108 in their last game. Kent State led this game by five points with about four seconds left, but James Madison was able to force overtime and get the win. The Golden Flashes shot 41.3% from the field and recorded 51 rebounds in the loss. Kent State defeated Malone by a score of 79-58 in their first game. Kent State is scoring 93.5 points per game with 45.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, while allowing 85.5 points against per game. Jalen Sullinger has led the Golden Flashes with 20 points per game, 2.5 assists per game, and 1.5 rebounds per game. Kent State is shooting 43.3% from the field, 76.4% on free throws, and 31.4% on three pointers this year.
Kent State thought they were going to get a nice win over James Madison in their last game, but they collapsed in the final seconds of regulation and couldn’t get it done in overtime. Fresno State didn’t play the best in their opener, which is concerning given the opponent they played. I think this Kent State team is pretty good, despite their last game, and I like them to get the win at home. This spread is relatively small and I like Kent State to cover it.