Friday, February 10, 2017
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Ohio Bobcats head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Friday, February 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 1 point favorites.
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The Bobcats come into this game with an overall record of 14-8 and a road record of 4-5. They are 8-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Cardinals have an overall record of 15-9 and a home record of 9-4. They have an over/under record of 17-3 and they are 8-11 against the spread.
Jordan Dartis comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bobcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Jaaron Simmons averages 15.4 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Ohio. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Tayler Persons averages 15.5 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Franko House averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Ohio averages 77.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 109th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 89th with 12.2 per game. The Bobcats allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 133rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 312th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in Division 1.
Ball State averages 78.2 points per game this year which ranks them 57th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 66th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 78th and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 327th with 15.4 per game. The Cardinals allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 239th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 154th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 158th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 175th in college basketball.
The Bobcats average 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Bobcats have an offensive rating of 107.4 and they assist on 52.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Ohio turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.8%. The Bobcats give up 76.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 85.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 77.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.9 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 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 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Ball State turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.2%. The Cardinals give up 73.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 8-10 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 9-8 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-11 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 17-3 against the over/under
Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/20/17 F Antonio Campbell Foot out for season
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio -1
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