Check out our free Kent State vs Eastern Michigan pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Ypsilanti. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Kent State vs Eastern Michigan Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds

Golden Flashes vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Kent State Golden Flashes at Eastern Michigan Eagles
  • Where: Ypsilanti at Convocation Center (MI)
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17th
  • Betting Odds: Kent State -13.5, KENTST -1122 | EMICH +688 O/U 146.5

Golden Flashes Preview:

Kent State will take their 8 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 14-3. So far, the Golden Flashes have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 6-3. This season, Kent State has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 11-0. For today’s contest, Kent State has a betting line set -13.5 points in their favor.

Kent State’s leading scorer this season is Sincere Carry, who is averaging 17.29 points per contest. So far, Carry has accounted for 23.22% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.76 rebounds per game and 4.76 assists. Malique Jacobs is the second leading scorer for the Golden Flashes, averaging 12.62 points per game. Between him and Jacobs, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Kent State this season, as they are currently ranked 197th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Flashes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.0%, placing them 325th in the NCAA.

Eagles Preview:

The Eastern Michigan Eagles head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 4-13. So far this season, Eastern Michigan has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. For the season, Eastern Michigan has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 2-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +13.5 point underdogs.

Eastern Michigan will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Emoni Bates who is averaging 19.75 points per game for the Eagles. Bates is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Eagles’ offensive game plan is the play of Noah Farrakhan who has hit 38.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.59 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Eastern Michigan this season, as they are currently ranked 260th in college basketball at 69.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 427th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Kent State Golden Flashes -13.5

The Kent State Golden Flashes will begin their matchup against Eastern Michigan Eagles as the strong favorites to win with a point spread of -13.5. Our analysis favors Kent State’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team prefers to play, both Kent State and Eastern Michigan are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario benefits Kent State, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Golden Flashes don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.

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