Ball State at Toledo College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 5 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 84.5 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Toledo has an overall mark of 12-1. They are averaging 82.8 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-2-0 against the over/under
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
12/17/18 F Brachen Hazen Back is out indefinitely
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
K.J. Walton averages 15.0 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Tayler Persons comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Nate Navigato averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 94%. Jaelan Sanford averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 213th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 85th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the NCAA. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Ball State averages 84.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 38th in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 81st and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 59th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 118th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 61st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Toledo is 33rd in the country with 82.8 points per game this year. They are 109th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the nation. They are 26th in the country in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Rockets are 279th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Cardinals are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 115.6. In terms of pace they are 108th in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Ball State is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Toledo is 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 116.1, which is ranked 19th. They are 177th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 65th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toledo -5
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