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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals 3/12/2020 NCAAB Predictions, Spread and Game Analysis

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Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals 3/12/2020 NCAAB Predictions, Spread and Game Analysis

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals 3/12/2020 – The Kent State Golden Flashes face the Ball State Cardinals in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament. It will be a closed-door affair with NCAAB lines seeing the Golden Flashes victorious. This is despite Kent State not exactly performing well compared to Ball State. But with big stakes, Kent State may just come up with something special this Thursday.ย 

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals 3/12/2020

When: Thursday, March 12, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: ESPN+
Stream: Sofascore

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals 3/12/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Kent State Golden Flashes -1 (-110) 135 o (-110) -115
Ball State Cardinals +1 (-110) 135 u (-110) -105
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Kent State Golden Flashes

Kent State Golden Flashes hope that its previous win over Eastern Michigan will inspire them to play harder this Thursday. They started the season well but things just faded in the latter parts of the season. Antonio Williams will lead the team anew with help coming from Danny Pippen. They are doing well offensively but work needs to be done on the defensive end.

Players to watch:ย A. Williams G (30 GP 31.2 MIN 14.7 PTS 3.9 REB 3.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 2.8 TO 50.1 FG% 65.5 FT% 31.1 3PT%), D. Pippen F (31 GP 29 MIN 14.3 PTS 7.1 REB 1.7 AST 0.4 STL 1.5 BLK 2.4 TO 40.6 FG% 77.2 FT% 32.6 3PT%), T. Simons G (32 GP 33.3 MIN 12.8 PTS 3.5 REB 2 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 42.2 FG% 82.6 FT% 38.9 3PT%).

Ball State Cardinals

The Ball State Cardinals have been playing well and could end up winning this game. They have won 18 of their last 31 matches, good for first place in the MAC West Division. Tahjai Teague will lead the team anew but help is needed from the other guys. The defense is better compared to theย  Golden Flashes but tightening up could up their chances.

Players to watch:ย T. Teague F (31 GP 28.5 MIN 14.4 PTS 9.1 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 1.5 BLK 2.6 TO 50.6 FG% 61.1 FT% 27.1 3PT%), I. El-Amin G (31 GP 32.4 MIN 13.8 PTS 3.1 REB 2.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 42.9 FG% 76.1 FT% 39.3 3PT%). K. Mallers F (31 GP 28.1 MIN 9.5 PTS 4.1 REB 0.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 0.8 TO 42.8 FG% 86.4 FT% 38.1 3PT%).

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Predictions

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Kent State Golden Flashes

Kent State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kent State’s last 6 games.
Golden Flashes are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games against Ball State.
Kent State is 17-2 SU in their last 19 games against Ball State.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kent State’s last 5 games this season.

Ball State Cardinals

Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Ball State’s last 16 games.
Cardinals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State’s last 7 games against Kent State.
Ball State is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Picks

On paper, there is no doubt that the Cardinals are the favorites here. But somehow, NCAAB point spreads picks the Golden Flashes to win but by a narrow margin. It all boils down to how the Golden Flashes come out once the game starts. If they start out strong and keep this game close, Kent State could be walking away with a win.

Moneyline: -115 is set for the Golden Flashes and -105 is set for the Cardinals.

ATS: Look for the spread of -1 for Kent State and +1 for Ball State.

Totals: Over 135 is out for the Golden Flashes and under 135 is out for the Cardinals.

Score Prediction: 70-69, Kent State Golden Flashes.