The Mid-American Conference Tourney contest between the Kent State Golden Flashes (19-12, 9-9 MAC) and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (16-15, 6-12 MAC) will be played at Memorial A & C Center. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, March 9, 2020.
Eastern Michigan Eagles at Kent State Golden Flashes Odds Preview
The Eagles were blown out by the Toledo Rockets in their last outing, 79-57. Eastern Michigan’s Yeikson Montero had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting. Toledo won the rebounding battle. The Rockets had 12 offensive rebounds and 43 total rebounds, while the Eagles had four and 28, respectively.
In the Golden Flashes’ last outing, they were blown out by the Akron Zips, 79-76. Anthony Roberts was Kent State’s leading scorer with 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting. Akron did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (25-28; 89.3 percent). Kent State, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 6.9 (better than their season average of 15.9).
The offensive glass could be a huge advantage for Kent State in this matchup. The Golden Flashes rank 96th in offensive rebounding percentage (30.8 percent), while Eastern Michigan ranks 280th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.9 percent).
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Kent State Golden Flashes Odds Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Kent State, ATS Winner – Kent State, O/U – Under
The Golden Flashes rank 119th in rebounds per game (36.2) while the Eagles rank 182nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
Kent State ranks 49th in blocks per game (4.2) while Eastern Michigan ranks 97th (3.4).
Kent State ranks 55th in three pointers attempted per game (24.8) while Eastern Michigan ranks 284th in three pointers allowed per game (25.7).
The Golden Flashes rank 95th in assists per game (13.7) while the Eagles rank 266th (9.6).
Kent State ranks 27th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while Eastern Michigan ranks 119th (6.4).
The Golden Flashes’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, down from 6.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 60.8 points per game (3.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.8 points per game (6.4 above their season average).