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Kent State vs Gonzaga Pick & Preview: Monday, December 5th Betting Odds
Golden Flashes vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Kent State Golden Flashes at Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Where: Spokane at McCarthey Athletic Center
- Date: Monday, December 5th
- Betting Odds: Kent State +15.5, KENTST +905 | GNZG -1977 O/U 153.5
Golden Flashes Preview:
The Kent State Golden Flashes head into today’s game in what will be their 9th game of the season, posting a record of 6-2. So far, the Golden Flashes have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. For the season, Kent State has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Flashes being +15.5 point underdogs.
Kent State’s leading scorer this season is Sincere Carry who is averaging 18.88 points per contest. So far, Carry has accounted for 24.63% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.62 rebounds per game and 5.0 assists. Malique Jacobs is the second leading scorer for the Golden Flashes, averaging 12.86 points per game. Between him and Jacobs, they are accounting for 39.3% of the team’s scoring.
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 that 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.
Gonzaga will take the floor against the Golden Flashes with an overall record of 5-3. So far this season, Gonzaga has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15.5 points in their favor. For the season, Gonzaga has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.
Gonzaga’s leading scorer this season is Drew Timme who is averaging 18.62 points per contest. So far, Timme has accounted for 22.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.12 rebounds per game and 2.88 assists. Julian Strawther is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.62 points per game. Between him and Strawther, they are accounting for 39.8% of the team’s scoring.
Through 8 games, Gonzaga has been playing well on offense, averaging 87.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Bulldogs’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.38 made 3’s per contest.
Free Spread Prediction: Gonzaga Bulldogs -15.5
Gonzaga Bulldogs will tip off their matchup over Kent State Golden Flashes as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -15.5. Our analysis like’s Gonzaga’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Gonzaga and Kent State are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Gonzaga, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Bulldogs don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
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