Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Ball State Cardinals: 2/24/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 24, 2021

The Kent State Golden Flashes (14-3) visit the Ball State Cardinals (6-10) as 4-point favorites after Danny Pippen racked up 25 points in the Golden Flashes 64-51 victory over Eastern Michigan. The matchup is at 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The point total is 145 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Kent State vs Ball State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kent State -4 -114 -109 145 -110 -113 -190 156

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Computer picks for Kent State vs Ball State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Ball State (+4) Over (145) Kent State 75 Ball State 72

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Total Facts

  • The Golden Flashes and their opponents have scored more than 145 points in 58.8% of their games this season (10 of 17 opportunities).
  • Ball State has played in 10 games this year (out of 16 total matchups — 62.5% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 145 points.
  • These teams average a combined 150.2 points per game, 5.2 more points than the over/under of 145 set for this game.
  • The Golden Flashes and the Cardinals have seen their opponents average a combined 1.8 less points per game than the point total of 145 set for this game.
  • The average over/under the Golden Flashes have had set in games this season is 3.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Cardinals games this year have averaged a total of 144.5 points, 0.5 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Kent State Betting Information

  • The Golden Flashes have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 9-5-1 record.
  • The Golden Flashes fare well when favored by at least 4 points, posting a 5-4-1 record against the spread.
  • Kent State and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 7 of 15 games this season (46.7%).

Ball State Betting Information

  • The Cardinals have a 5-11 record against the spread, covering in only 31.2% of their games.
  • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Cardinals have fared well, going 3-1 against the spread.
  • In most of Cardinals games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (10 out of 16 games, 62.5%).

Head to Head

Kent State vs Ball State (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/4/2020 Kent State -3.5 136 -179 +145 Regular Season 62-54 BALLST
2/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-80 KENTST

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Kent State Leaders

  • The Golden Flashes leader in points and rebounds is Pippen, who scores 20.3 points and pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game.
  • Giovanni Santiago is the Golden Flashes best passer, dispensing 4.1 assists per game while scoring 9.2 PPG.
  • Michael Nuga paces his teammates on the Golden Flashes with 2.8 made threes per contest.
  • The Kent State steals leader is Malique Jacobs, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Pippen, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Ball State Leaders

  • K.J. Walton puts up 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Cardinals, enough to make him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Jarron Coleman’s assist statline paces Ball State; he racks up 2.9 assists per game.
  • Ishmael El-Amin is the most prolific from distance for the Cardinals, hitting 2.1 threes per game.
  • El-Amin (1.6 steals per game) and Blake Huggins (0.7 blocks per game) pace the Cardinals in steals and blocks, respectively.
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