Eastern Michigan at Ball State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles head to Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Minnie averages 16.5 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 92%. James Thompson IV averages 16.4 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Tayler Persons scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kyle Mallers averages 11.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 77.6 points per contest this year, which is 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 63rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 275th in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 178th and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 180th with 13.5 per game. The Eagles allow 69.7 points per contest, which is 124th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 96th and 264th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd, and they allow 15.6 assists per game which puts them in 298th place in college basketball. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 102nd in the country with 78.4 points per contest this season. They are 120th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 211th in Division 1. They are 169th in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 120th in assists per game with 14.9. The Cardinals are 197th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Cardinals give up 74.6 points per game, which ranks them 234th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 207th and 222nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 254th with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 163rd with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 105th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 114th in the country in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 119th. They are 175th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 117th. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in D-1. Eastern Michigan is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 137th in the country.
Ball State is 190th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 204th in the nation. The Cardinals are 130th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 219th. In terms of pace they are 88th in Division 1 with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 108th. As a team they are 86th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 76th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan
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