Ball State at Bowling Green NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 1 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of 4.0 as they are averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. Bowling Green has an overall mark of 20-11. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 72.8, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 13-18-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 15-15-0 against the over/under
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 16-12-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 17-12-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Tahjai Teague averages 13.6 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Justin Turner averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Dylan Frye averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 117th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 269th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 233rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 14.5 per game. The Cardinals allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 163rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 44th and 39th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green is 52nd in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 196th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 116th in the nation. They are 5th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 218th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Falcons are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Falcons surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 218th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 244th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 171st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Cardinals are 189th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 79th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 125th. As a team they are 111th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 318th in Division 1. Ball State is 57th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Bowling Green is 310th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 113th. They are 45th in D-1 in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 210th. As a unit they are 221st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green +1
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