Tuesday, January 31, 2017
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Toledo Rockets head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 11-10 and a road record of 2-6. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-7. The Cardinals have an overall record of 14-7 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 15-2 and they are 7-9 against the spread.
Jonathan Williams comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Steve Taylor averages 15.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 12.2 rebounds per game for Toledo. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%.
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Tayler Persons averages 15.7 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Franko House averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Toledo averages 80.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 173rd in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 121st and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 212th with 13.8 per game. The Rockets allow 79.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 311th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 331st and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 109th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the country. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in Division 1.
Ball State averages 79.3 points per game this year which ranks them 44th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 52nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 59th and 49th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 331st with 15.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 226th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 131st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 69th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in college basketball.
The Rockets average 78.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 110.4 and they assist on 56% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Toledo turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Rockets give up 86.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 77.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.3 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 108.5 and 58.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Ball State turns it over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.5%. The Cardinals give up 70.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 9-10 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 12-7 against the over/under
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-9 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 15-2 against the over/under
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
Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Ball State -3.5
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