Sunday, November 27, 2016
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Athletics-Recreation Center to play the Valparaiso Crusaders on Sunday, November 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 10 point favorites.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 3-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 1-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-0. The Crusaders have an overall record of 5-1 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 1-3 and they are 2-2 against the spread.
Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Franko House averages 16.4 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Ball State. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Alec Peters averages 25.5 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Crusaders. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 94%. Shane Hammink averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Ball State averages 78.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 99th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 100th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 45th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 16.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 237th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in Division 1.
Valparaiso averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 142nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 253rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 315th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per contest which ranks them 125th and 319th respectively. In the turnover department the Crusaders rank 143rd with 13.2 per game. The Crusaders allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 135th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 131st place in the nation. The Crusaders force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 79.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 104.3 and they assist on 54.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.2 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 36% of their shots. Ball State turns the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.4%. The Cardinals give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crusaders score 78.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17 points per game. The Crusaders have a rating on offense of 105.5 and 45% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Valparaiso turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.1%. The Crusaders give up 61.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 1-3 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-0 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 2-2 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 1-3 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/23/16 G Jeremie Tyler Suspension expected to miss Wednesday vs. Southern Utah
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Valparaiso -10
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