Saturday, November 28, 2015
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to John E. Worthen Arena to play the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Valporaiso as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 141. The Crusaders come into this game with an overall record of 6-1 and a road record of 2-1. The Cardinals have an overall record of 4-2 and a home record of 2-0.
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Alec Peters comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Crusaders. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tevonn Walker averages 11.6 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Valparaiso. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Ryan Weber averages 14.8 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Franko House averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Valparaiso averages 69.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 228th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 204th in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 10.8 assists per game which ranks them 137th and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 14.6 per game. The Crusaders allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 169th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the Division 1.
Ball State averages 71.4 points per game this year which ranks them 204th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 191st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 169th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 104th and 138th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 162nd with 12.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 214th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 50th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 4-1 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-4 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 1-2 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 1-2 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
11/23/15 F David Skara Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Ball State
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Valparaiso
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