Ball State at Virginia Tech College Basketball Parlay 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Ball State Cardinals head to TD Arena to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 7 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-1. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 80.5 points per contest while giving up 76.5 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 1-0. They are averaging 87.0 points per game and surrendering 59.0, good for a point differential of 28.0.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 2-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 1-0-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 0-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/01/18 G Chris Clarke Suspension is out indefinitely
Tahjai Teague averages 14.5 points per contest in 27.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%. Tayler Persons comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Isaiah Wilkins averages 21.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Nickeil Alexander-Walker scores 21.0 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.0 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 76.5 points per contest which is 248th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 114th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 258th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 227th place in D-1. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. Ball State averages 80.5 points per contest, which is 139th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 97th. From 3-point territory they shoot 43%, which is good for 43rd in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 238th and 282nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 184th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies give up 59.0 points per game, which ranks them 38th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 280th and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 24.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 351st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 29.0 per contest. Virginia Tech is 75th in the country with 87.0 points per contest this season. They are 61st in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 28.0. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 77th in the country. They are 291st in the nation in rebounding with 33.0 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 20.0. The Hokies are 8th in turnovers per contest with 20.0.
The Cardinals are 88th in the nation in offensive rating with 115. In terms of pace they are 266th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 91st. As a team they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 229th in Division 1. Ball State is 157th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 25th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 165th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 26th in Division 1 with 80.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 52nd. As a team they are 63rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 157th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ball State +7 and under 146 total points
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