TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH
#705 KENT (-) over W Michigan at 4 PM EST
Off that frustrating three-point road loss at Miami, Kent will get back on track with a solid effort at Western Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos limp into this MAC battle off three consecutive straight up losses and they’ll struggle against one of the conference’s best in the Golden Flashes.
According to the History Book, Kent has played well in this series posting a reliable 26-18 SU and ATS record in the last 44 meetings. In this setting checking in off a straight up loss, the Golden Flashes have performed even better notching a proud 13-4 SU and 12-5 ATS mark. Also, when priced as a road favorite and lined up against an opponent that played in the comforts of home last, Kent owns a reliable 27-11 SU and 25-13 ATS record including a rare 9-2 SU and ATS provided the Golden Flashes were on the road last.
Since January 16th, 2018, Western Michigan has been a below average basketball team posting a soft 22-42 SU and 23-31-4 ATS record in its last 64 games. In this role fighting in a funk off two or more straight up losses, the Broncos fall to a hideous 6-18 SU and 6-15-3 ATS. Even worse, since 2004, when stepping up in class and battling an opponent that holds a team won/loss percentage of .750 or better, WMU carries a woeful 2-12 ATS record provided its foe takes the court off a straight up loss. In this situation holding a team won/loss percentage less than .500, head coach Steve Hawkins’ boys fall to an ugly 0-8 SU and ATS.
Ranked second in the MAC and 23rd in the nation in scoring offense (79.9 ppg), the Golden Flashes will be too much for the struggling Broncos in the end. Take Kent. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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