Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Convocation Center to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 4 point favorites.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 15-10 and a road record of 4-5. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 18-3. The Huskies have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Franko House averages 13.2 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Ball State. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Marin Maric averages 13.3 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Aaric Armstead averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Ball State averages 78.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 57th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game which ranks them 87th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 15.5 per game. The Cardinals allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 237th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 93rd and 173rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 162nd in Division 1.
Northern Illinois averages 69.2 points per game this year which ranks them 260th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 292nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 336th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per contest which ranks them 39th and 340th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 283rd with 14.5 per game. The Huskies allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 109th and 107th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 163rd place in the nation. The Huskies force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 39th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 79.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.3 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 107.3 and they assist on 57.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Ball State turns the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.3%. The Cardinals give up 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 74.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.7 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 100.8 and 42.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Northern Illinois turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.7%. The Huskies give up 72.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-12 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 18-3 against the over/under
Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 11-11 against the spread
The Northern Illinois Huskies are 13-9 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Northern Illinois Huskies Injuries
11/08/16 C Andrew Zelis Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Northern Illinois -4
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