Tuesday, February 21, 2017
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 3 point favorites.
The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 13-14 and a road record of 4-9. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Cardinals have an overall record of 17-10 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 20-3 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Willie Mangum comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. James Thompson IV averages 14.3 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Eastern Michigan. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
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Tayler Persons averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Franko House averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Eastern Michigan averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 127th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 293rd in the country. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 192nd and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 12.7 per game. The Eagles allow 76 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 247th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 171st and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 236th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest which puts them in 334th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in Division 1.
Ball State averages 79.5 points per game this year which ranks them 41st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 61st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 76th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 53rd and 51st respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 336th with 15.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 76.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 255th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 70th and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in college basketball.
The Eagles average 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 107.8 and they assist on 48.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Eastern Michigan turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 13.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.9%. The Eagles give up 75.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 77.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 89 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.5 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 107.5 and 57.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Ball State turns it over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.7%. The Cardinals give up 73.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 8-12 against the spread
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-9 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-12 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 20-3 against the over/under
Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
02/20/17 G Jeremie Tyler Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan +3
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