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#759 Detroit 154 vs.
#760 Kent State -13
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00pm EST
Written by Diamond Dave



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The Kent State Golden Flashes host the Detroit Titans Tuesday night. Kent State is off to a 6-1 start while Detroit is 1-5. These two teams met last year and Kent State won 76-72 but Detroit covered the spread. Kent State is a 13 point favorite in this one. Game time is Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET at Memorial Center in Kent, Ohio.

Detroit off to rocky start

After getting their first win of the season last week against UC Irvine, the Detroit Titans have lost their last two games. They lost 81-62 against Louisiana Lafayette and were defeated 91-81 at Ohio University. In the loss to Ohio, Detroit shot 47 percent from the field and made 12 of 35 from three. They were also outrebounded by a count of 34-27 in that game.

Antoine Davis once again led Detroit with 33 points and 8 assists. Davis went 12 of 26 from the field including 5 of 6 from three. It was the sophomore's 11th career 30-point game. He is averaging 25.2 points per game, which ranks third in the nation. Davis is looking to become the fastest player in school history to surpass 1,000 points, eclipsing Hall of Famer Dave DeBusschere. Forward Willy Isiani added 15 points while Justin Miller tossed in 12 points.

Kent State tops Stetson

The Kent State Golden Flashes are off to a fast start at 6-1. They are coming off an easy 77-53 victory over Stetson Saturday. SophomoreAnthony Roberts led the way with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Senior Philip Whittington added 16 points and nine boards, while senior Troy Simons chipped in with 12 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Overall, five Golden Flashes were in double figures.Antonio Williams added 11 points, four rebounds, and five assists, while junior Danny Pippen had 10 points and three blocked shots.

Kent State shot 47.6 percent from the floor and shot 28 percent from three. Also, they held Stetson to 32.8 percent shooting from the field and 22 percent from three. “I’ve definitely been struggling prior to this game,” said Whittington, reported the Record-Courier. “We’ve got a lot of depth on this team, and coach says there are going to be different people shining every day. Finally today was my turn.”

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Take the Titans here. Detroit has a great player in Davis, who is the third-leading scorer in the nation. While Kent State is 6-1, they haven't really played anyone. Their one loss was to Ohio State by more than 20 points. Detroit, on the other hand, has faced some stiff competition and has performed fairly competitively. They hung in with Clemson and NC State before losing by 20. They also lost to Ohio by 10. The other thing is, all of these losses have been on the road. They are on the road again but 13 points seems like a lot to give up for Kent State. I think that Detroit will be able to keep it close here and cover.

Prediction: Detroit +13

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Take the under. Despite the fact that they have one of the nation's leading scorers in Davis, but as a team, they are not a high scoring unit. They have averaged in the 60s this year and have managed to keep the scores down with a fairly good defensive game plan. Kent State has put up some decent numbers but against lesser opponents. I think Detroit is better than their record indicates and they will be able to keep this close.  The under is 5-0 in the Titans last 5 games following an against the spread win and 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games. Also, the under is 3-0-1 in the Golden Flashes last 4 non-conference games and 4-1 in their last 5 games following an against the spread win.


Prediction: Under

Written By David Shields , "Diamond Dave"

Dave has covered every major sport with passion and expertise for national sports publications. In addition to being a sportswriter, Dave has also worked in financial industry and brings a critical eye for numbers to his analysis of games. Dave thoroughly researches the statistics to spot the trends and breakdown the matchups to successfully find the winners in the NFL, NBA, MLB, college hoops, and other sports.