Ball State at Valparaiso College Basketball Parlay 12/17/2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Athletics-Recreation Center to take on the Valparaiso Crusaders on Monday, December 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 1 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 75.8 per contest. Valparaiso has an overall record of 6-4. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
No key injuries to report
K.J. Walton averages 15.0 points per contest in 26.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%. Tayler Persons comes into this game averaging 16.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Ryan Fazekas averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Derrik Smits scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 26.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 0.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 75.8 points per contest which is 268th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 174th and 110th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 115th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 211th place in D-1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. Ball State averages 80.7 points per contest, which is 61st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 100th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 96th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crusaders give up 69.9 points per game, which ranks them 145th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 227th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 98th with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 149th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Crusaders are 151st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest. Valparaiso is 147th in the country with 75.9 points per contest this season. They are 62nd in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 160th in the country. They are 271st in the nation in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 49th in assists per game with 16.2. The Crusaders are 245th in turnovers per contest with 12.6.
The Cardinals are 88th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.1. In terms of pace they are 122nd in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 27th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 269th in Division 1. Ball State is 91st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Valparaiso is 207th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Crusaders are 101st in the country in offensive rating with 109.2. In terms of pace they are 272nd in Division 1 with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 85th. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 208th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ball State -1 and under 148.5 total points
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