Bowling Green at Ball State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Bowling Green Falcons head to Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 8 point favorites.
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Bowling Green heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-9. They currently have a point differential of -0.1 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 77.9 per game. Ball State has an overall mark of 14-9. They are averaging 75.2 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-10 against the over/under this year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/10/17 F Matiss Kulackovskis Knee is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
01/27/18 G Jeremie Tyler Dismissed is out for season
01/07/18 G Jontrell Walker Legal problems is out indefinitely
Justin Turner averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Demajeo Wiggins averages 13.7 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Tayler Persons scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Kyle Mallers averages 10.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green averages 77.8 points per contest this year, which is 80th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 268th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 83rd in Division 1. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 230th with 12.6 per game. The Falcons allow 77.9 points per contest, which is 302nd in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 248th and 241st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 284th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in college basketball. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 141st in the country with 75.2 points per contest this season. They are 177th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 246th in Division 1. They are 87th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 119th in assists per game with 14.6. The Cardinals are 134th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Cardinals give up 74.7 points per game, which ranks them 248th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 140th and 269th in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 257th with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 81st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Falcons are 237th in the country in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 177th. They are 43rd in college basketball in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 256th. As a unit they are 223rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in D-1. Bowling Green is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 249th in the country.
Ball State is 149th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 155th in the nation. The Cardinals are 203rd in the country in offensive rating with 103.5, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 208th. In terms of pace they are 94th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 173rd. As a team they are 171st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 106th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green +8
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