Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 6 point favorites.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 18-11 and a road record of 6-6. They are 11-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 20-5. The Rockets have an overall record of 15-14 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 15-12 and they are 15-12 against the spread.
Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Franko House averages 13.1 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Ball State. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
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Jonathan Williams averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Steve Taylor averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 47%.
Ball State averages 78.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 92nd in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 59th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 15.4 per game. The Cardinals allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 70th and 229th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 190th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 186th in Division 1.
Toledo averages 79.7 points per game this year which ranks them 37th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 91st in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest which ranks them 75th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 234th with 13.7 per game. The Rockets allow 77.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 281st in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 295th and 45th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the nation. The Rockets force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 79.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 107.1 and they assist on 56.9% 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 40% of their shots. Ball State turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.2%. The Cardinals give up 78.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rockets score 79.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.3 points per game. The Rockets have a rating on offense of 110.8 and 58% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Toledo turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.9%. The Rockets give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 11-13 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 20-5 against the over/under
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 15-12 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 15-12 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
02/20/17 G Jeremie Tyler Suspension out indefinitely
Toledo Rockets Injuries
12/02/16 G Daniel Dzierzawski Dismissed dismissed from team
01/09/17 C Zach Garber Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State +6
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