Ball State at Ohio College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Convocation Center to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 1.5 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 76.9 points per contest while giving up 74.3 per game. Ohio has an overall mark of 8-6. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 75.0, which is a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-2 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
01/07/18 G Jontrell Walker Suspension is out indefinitely
01/07/18 F Zach Gunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/27/17 F Ben Vander Plas Foot is out indefinitely
01/07/18 F Jason Carter Leg is "?" Tuesday vs Ball State
Tayler Persons averages 14.3 points per contest while playing 28.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kyle Mallers averages 11.2 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Mike Laster scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Teyvion Kirk averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 76.9 points per contest this year, which is 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 149th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 222nd in Division 1. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 186th with 13.2 per game. The Cardinals allow 74.3 points per contest, which is 226th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 204th and 263rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 251st place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 113th in the country with 77.6 points per contest this season. They are 201st in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 199th in Division 1. They are 89th in the country in rebounding with 38.1 boards per contest and 175th in assists per game with 14.0. The Bobcats are 208th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Bobcats give up 75.0 points per game, which ranks them 240th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 99th and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 318th with 39.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bobcats are 211th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 226th in the country in defensive rating with 103.2, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 135th. They are 115th in college basketball in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 138th. As a unit they are 108th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 81st in D-1. Ball State is 186th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 201st in the country.
Ohio is 255th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 99th in Division 1. The Bobcats are 116th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 242nd. They are 63rd in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 214th. As a unit they are 218th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State +1.5
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