Kent State Vs Ball State: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 20, 2023

Written By Staff on January 19, 2023

The Kent State Golden Flashes (15-3, 5-0 MAC) will host the Ball State Cardinals (13-5, 4-1 MAC) after winning eight home games in a row. The matchup starts at 6:30 PM ET on Friday, January 20, 2023. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Golden Flashes’ (-389 to win on the moneyline) matchup with the Cardinals (+296).

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of January 20, 2023 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Kent State vs Ball State Betting Odds

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Kent State Offense Vs. Ball State Defense

Kent State Offense Stats (Rank) Ball State Defense
74.6 (126) Points/Gm 67.2 (124)
10.7 (121) Possessions/Game 4.0 (24)
43.8 (222) Field Goal % 41.8 (93)
33.6 (206) 3PT % 35.1 (257)
50.5 (209) Effective FG % 47.4 (75)
54.2 (202) True Shooting % 52.9 (117)

Ball State Offense Vs. Kent State Defense

Ball State Offense Stats (Rank) Kent State Defense
76.2 (80) Points/Gm 62.2 (26)
4.0 (339) Possessions/Game 10.7 (237)
47.8 (36) Field Goal % 40.0 (29)
37.2 (49) 3PT % 29.7 (30)
54.1 (53) Effective FG % 45.8 (31)
58.1 (40) True Shooting % 55.9 (211)

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Kent State Betting Insights

  • Kent State has compiled a 12-3-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Flashes have been favored by 8 points or more seven times this season, and covered the spread in four of those contests.
  • Kent State and its opponents have combined to hit the over three out of 16 times this season.
  • In eight of 16 games this season, the Golden Flashes and their opponents have scored more than 138.5 points.
  • The average total in Kent State’s matchups this year is 136.8, 1.7 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Ball State Betting Insights

  • Ball State has compiled a 9-7-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Cardinals have been an underdog by 8 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread both times.
  • So far this year, seven out of Ball State’s 16 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have combined to score more than 138.5 points in eight of 16 games this season.
  • Ball State’s games this year have had a 143.3-point total on average, 4.8 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Kent State Key Players

  • The Golden Flashes points and assists leader is Sincere Carry. He scores 17.1 points per game and dishes out 4.8 assists.
  • Miryne Thomas paces Kent State with 6.1 rebounds per game.
  • Thomas connects on 2.4 treys per game to lead the Golden Flashes.
  • Kent State’s blocks leader is Thomas, who collects 0.8 per game. Malique Jacobs leads the team averaging 3.1 steals a contest.

Ball State Key Players

  • Jarron Coleman’s strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Cardinals scoring and assists leaderboards with 14.6 points per game and 3.6 assists per game.
  • Payton Sparks collects all of the boards and is the Ball State leader in rebounds, grabbing 8.1 per game.
  • Coleman makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cardinals, cashing in 2.2 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Ball State grabs more steals than Coleman (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Demarius Jacobs (1.6 per game).
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