Ball State at Central Michigan NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, January 19, 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 10-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 81.7 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 14-3. They are averaging 87.1 points per contest and giving up 76.0, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-4-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-5-0 against the over/under
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 Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Tahjai Teague averages 15.4 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Larry Austin averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Shawn Roundtree averages 16.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 35th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 13.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 226th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 72nd and 155th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 166th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 122nd place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 7th in the country with 87.1 points per game this year. They are 56th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 105th in the nation. They are 41st in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 149th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Chippewas are 229th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Chippewas surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 274th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 70th in those defensive statistics. They rank 61st with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 294th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 302nd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Cardinals are 50th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.5. In terms of pace they are 110th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 31st. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 294th in Division 1. Ball State is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 25th in the country in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 46th in Division 1 with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 61st. As a team they are 73rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 166th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan +1
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