Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles: 2/20/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

The Eastern Michigan Eagles (3-7) visit the Kent State Golden Flashes (13-3) as double-digit, 14.5-point underdogs after Ty Groce scored 26 points in the Eagles 86-61 loss to Akron. The matchup airs on ESPN3 at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 147.5.

Betting Information

Kent State vs Eastern Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kent State -14.5 -110 -110 147.5 -110 -110 -1633 850

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Kent State vs Eastern Michigan
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Kent State (-14.5) Over (147.5) Kent State 87 Eastern Michigan 64

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Total Facts

  • The Golden Flashes and their opponents have totaled at least 147.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in seven of 16 games (43.8%) this year.
  • Eastern Michigan and its opponents have combined to score more than 147.5 points in five of 10 outings (50%) this year.
  • These teams average a combined 150.8 points per game, 3.3 more points than the total of 147.5 set for this game.
  • The Golden Flashes and the Eagles have seen their opponents average a combined 1.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 147.5 set in this outing.
  • The Golden Flashes average point total in outings this year is 151, 3.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Eagles this year is 1.5 points lower than this game’s over/under.

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Kent State Betting Information

  • Kent State has been good against the spread this season, posting a 9-4-1 record.
  • The Golden Flashes have posted a winning record of 1-0 against the spread when the spread is -14.5 or higher.
  • Kent State and its opponents have combined to cover the point total in 7 of 14 games this season (50%).

Eastern Michigan Betting Information

  • The Eagles have a losing record against the spread, going 2-5 ATS (covering just 28.6% of the time).
  • Eastern Michigan and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 5 of 7 (71.4%).

Head to Head

Kent State vs Eastern Michigan (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/9/2020 Kent State -7.5 130.5 -359 +277 Conference Tournament 86-76 KENTST
2/18/2020 Kent State -2.5 129 -148 +120 Regular Season 70-49 EMICH
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-58 KENTST
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 95-61 EMICH

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Kent State Leaders

  • Danny Pippen leads the Golden Flashes in scoring and rebounding, accumulating 20.0 points and 8.9 boards per game.
  • Giovanni Santiago leads Kent State in assists, averaging 3.9 per game while also scoring 9.1 points per contest.
  • Michael Nuga’s 2.8 threes per game leads the Golden Flashes.
  • The Kent State steals leader is Malique Jacobs, who averages 1.9 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Pippen, who compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Eastern Michigan Leaders

  • Bryce McBride collects 13.8 points and tacks on 3.0 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Eagles’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Eastern Michigan’s Yeikson Montero stats (6.8 rebounds per game, 12.7 points per game, 1.1 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Drew Lowder knocks down 1.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Eagles.
  • Montero (2.1 steals per game) and Groce (1.2 blocks per game) lead the Eagles in steals and blocks, respectively.
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