Ball State at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 19.5 point favorites.
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Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 80.5 points per game while giving up 81.3 per contest. Notre Dame has an overall record of 7-1. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 61.9, good for a point differential of 18.3.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Tayler Persons averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kyle Mallers averages 12 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Bonzie Colson scores 18.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Matt Farrell averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 80.5 points per contest this year, which is 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 128th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 211th in Division 1. They average 34.8 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 177th with 13.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 81.3 points per contest, which is 315th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 257th and 209th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 252nd, and they allow 15.9 assists per game which puts them in 300th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 97th in the country with 80.1 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 18.3. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in Division 1. They are 210th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 138th in assists per game with 14.6. The Fighting Irish are 347th in turnovers per contest with 9.0. The Fighting Irish give up 61.9 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 40th and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 114th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 67th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 292nd in the country in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 153rd. They are 47th in college basketball in pace with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 109th. As a unit they are 73rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 56th in D-1. Ball State is 182nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 257th in the country.
Notre Dame is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 44th in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 120.9, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 76th. In terms of pace they are 335th in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 29th. As a team they are 25th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State +19.5
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