Kent State vs Eastern Michigan: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-7) will look to end a four-game losing streak when they visit the Kent State Golden Flashes (13-3) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at MAC Center as big, 14.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN3. The over/under for the matchup is set at 147.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Kent State Betting Information

  • Kent State has compiled a 9-4-1 record against the spread this season.
  • When favored by at least 14.5 points, the Golden Flashes are 1-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Golden Flashes and their opponents have gone over the set over/under in 7 of 14 games this season (50%).
  • The Golden Flashes defeated Western Michigan 76-69 but failed to cover the spread as 9.5-point favorites, while going over the 139.5 point total in their last outing on Tuesday. Giovanni Santiago racked up a team-high 22 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Kent State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Danny Pippen 17 20.0 8.9 2.6 0.8 1.3 2.5
Michael Nuga 13 17.8 5.5 1.6 1.5 0.1 2.8
Tervell Beck 14 10.5 4.9 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.5
Malique Jacobs 18 9.3 4.7 3.9 1.9 0.7 0.4
Justyn Hamilton 17 9.2 6.8 1.1 0.5 0.9 0.1

Eastern Michigan Betting Information

  • The Eagles have typically come up short ATS this season, with a 2-5 record.
  • Five of the Eagles seven games (71.4%) this season have gone over the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Eagles got a team-high 26 points from Ty Groce in an 86-61 loss to Akron on Tuesday. They failed to covered the spread as 10.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 147 points to go over the 143.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Eastern Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bryce McBride 11 13.8 2.4 3.0 1.9 0.2 1.6
Ty Groce 11 13.7 5.9 2.2 1.3 1.2 0.5
Yeikson Montero 11 12.7 6.8 1.1 2.1 0.2 1.6
Drew Lowder 10 9.1 1.8 1.8 1.1 0.0 1.8
Miles Gibson 10 7.4 4.9 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.4

Total Facts

  • Kent State’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup point total (147.5 points) in 43.8% of opportunities (seven out of 16 matchups).
  • In five out of Eastern Michigan’s 10 games this year (50%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The over/under for the contest of 147.5 is 3.3 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Golden Flashes (80.6 points per game) and the Eagles (70.2 points per game).
  • The 146.2 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 1.3 fewer than the 147.5 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Golden Flashes games is 151 points, 3.5 more than the over/under of 147.5 points for this contest.
  • Eagles games have an over/under of 146 points this season, 1.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/9/2020 Kent State Kent State -7.5 130.5 -359 +277 Conference Tournament 86-76 KENT
2/18/2020 Kent State Eastern Michigan -2.5 129 -148 +120 Regular Season 70-49 E MICH
2/16/2019 N/A Kent State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-58 KENT
1/12/2019 N/A Eastern Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 95-61 E MICH

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