Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 18-9 and a road record of 5-5. They are 10-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Rockets have an overall record of 16-11 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
Franko House comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 26 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Bo Calhoun averages 11.3 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Ball State. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Nathan Boothe averages 18.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jonathan Williams averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Ball State averages 69.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 244th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 184th and 107th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 225th with 13.2 per game. The Cardinals allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in the Division 1.
Toledo averages 78.3 points per game this year which ranks them 46th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 63rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 128th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 143rd and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 55th with 11.3 per game. The Rockets allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 162nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 174th and 342nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the nation. The Rockets force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 72 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 104.4 and they assist on 60.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Ball State turns the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.8%. The Cardinals give up 69.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rockets score 81.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.2 points per game. The Rockets have a rating on offense of 111.8 and 60.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Toledo turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Rockets give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-11 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 11-10 against the over/under
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 12-11 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 12-12 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
02/22/16 G Ryan Weber Eye injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Toledo
Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State
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