Ball State at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 13.5 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 19-12. They had a point differential of 1.5 as they averaged 75.3 points per contest while giving up 73.8 per game. Purdue had an overall record of 26-5 last season. They averaged 80.4 points per game and surrendered 65.7, good for a point differential of 14.7.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals were 10-16-0 against the spread last season
The Ball State Cardinals were 11-14-0 against the over/under last year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers were 16-18-2 against the spread last season
The Purdue Boilermakers were 12-16-2 against the over/under last year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tayler Persons comes into this contest after averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.3 rebounds per game and dished out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 46% while his free throw percentage finished at 67%. Tahjai Teague averaged 12.1 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.2 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 53% for the year while his free throw percentage was 65%.
Carsen Edwards averaged 18.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.8 rebounds per game and had 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was at 82%. Matt Haarms averaged 4.8 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 17.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 59% and his free throw percentage was 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averaged 75.3 points per contest last season, which ranked them 129th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was 1.5 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 150th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 243rd in the nation. They averaged 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranked them 68th and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 147th with 13.2 per game. The Cardinals allowed 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 214th in the country. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 256th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.3 rebounds a game which ranked 250th and they gave up 13.1 assists per contest, which put them in 157th place in the nation. They forced 12.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 88th among NCAA teams.
Useful Team Statistics
Purdue was 42nd in the country with 80.4 points per game last year. They were 11th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin was 14.7. They shot 42% from 3-point range, which was good for 2nd in the nation. They were 194th in the country in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Boilermakers were 330th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Boilermakers surrendered 65.7 points per contest, which ranked them 24th in D-1. Their defense allowed a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 88th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 76th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers were 98th in the country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game last season.
The Cardinals had an offensive rating of 104.6, which was ranked 173rd. They were 92nd in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 162nd. As a unit they were 160th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 142nd in D-1. Ball State was 164th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue was 316th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers were 6th in the country in offensive rating with 117.5. In terms of pace they were 242nd in Division 1 with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% was 6th. As a team they were 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 100th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -13.5
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