Ball State at Bowling Green NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this game has Bowling Green as 1 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 81.9 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Bowling Green has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 79.6 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 11-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
12/17/18 F Brachen Hazen Back is out indefinitely
01/05/19 G Ishmael El-Amin Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tayler Persons comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Tahjai Teague averages 15.1 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Justin Turner scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Demajeo Wiggins averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 81.9 points per contest, which is 35th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 76th in the nation. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 74th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 161st with 13.5 per game. The Cardinals allow 72.8 points per contest, which is 214th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 136th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 138th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 153rd place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green is 58th in the nation with 79.6 points per contest this season. They are 147th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 135th in the NCAA. They are 2nd in D-1 in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 159th in assists per game with 14.0. The Falcons are 186th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Falcons give up 70.6 points per game, which ranks them 160th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 37th and 243rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Falcons are 99th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 46th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 123rd in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 27th. As a team they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 288th in Division 1. Ball State is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Bowling Green is 282nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 112th. They are 58th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 183rd. As a unit they are 219th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State 1
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