Ball State at Eastern Michigan Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/11/2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
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The Ball State Cardinals head to Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Monday, March 11, 2019. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 2.5 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 15-16. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-18-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 15-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 12-15-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 14-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tayler Persons comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Tahjai Teague averages 13.6 points per contest in 28.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Paul Jackson scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Elijah Minnie averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 75.2 points per contest, which is 109th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 266th in the nation. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 63rd and 231st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 52nd with 14.5 per game. The Cardinals allow 71.6 points per contest, which is 183rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 51st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 212th, and they allow 11.8 assists per game which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan is 256th in the nation with 69.7 points per contest this season. They are 130th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 343rd in the NCAA. They are 136th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 294th in assists per game with 11.6. The Eagles are 95th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Eagles give up 69.4 points per game, which ranks them 128th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 130th and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 343rd with 16.8 dimes allowed per game and 156th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 238th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.1. In terms of pace they are 67th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 122nd. As a team they are 105th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 320th in Division 1. Ball State is 64th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 84th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 186th. They are 298th in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 210th. As a unit they are 261st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State +2.5
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