Ball State at Ohio NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Convocation Center to play the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 3.5 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 80.9 points per contest while giving up 73.0 per game. Ohio has an overall record of 10-8. They are averaging 70.9 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of -1.3.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-6-0 against the over/under
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-13-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 6-11-0 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 Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/23/19 G James Gollon Achilles is out for season
01/13/19 F Mason McMurray Hip is out for season
Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Tahjai Teague averages 14.9 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Jason Carter averages 16.3 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Teyvion Kirk averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 80.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 37th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 86th and 174th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 152nd with 13.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 73.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 223rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 83rd and 144th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 110th place in Division 1. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 244th in the country with 70.9 points per game this year. They are 232nd in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 315th in the nation. They are 50th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 117th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Bobcats are 26th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Bobcats surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 202nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 195th and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 111th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bobcats are 226th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Cardinals are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.7. In terms of pace they are 104th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 36th. As a team they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 315th in Division 1. Ball State is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio is 49th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bobcats are 304th in the country in offensive rating with 96.4. In terms of pace they are 76th in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 276th. As a team they are 300th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 287th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ohio +3.5
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