Central Michigan at Ball State College Basketball Betting Tips 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Central Michigan Chippewas head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 5.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 83.9 points per contest while giving up 76.5 per game. Ball State has an overall record of 14-12. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-8-1 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 12-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 14-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
02/22/19 G Ishmael El-Amin Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
02/22/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
Larry Austin comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 54%. Shawn Roundtree averages 16.5 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Tayler Persons scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. K.J. Walton averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 83.9 points per contest, which is 11th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 109th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They average 38.7 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 39th and 174th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 221st with 12.7 per game. The Chippewas allow 76.5 points per contest, which is 292nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 255th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 297th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 66th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 63rd in the nation with 77.8 points per contest this season. They are 41st in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in the NCAA. They are 42nd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 213th in assists per game with 13.1. The Cardinals are 94th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Cardinals give up 72.5 points per game, which ranks them 210th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 59th and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 102nd with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 176th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 134th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 41st. They are 33rd in college basketball in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 114th. As a unit they are 104th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 206th in D-1. Central Michigan is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 122nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 128th. They are 67th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 89th. As a unit they are 76th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 303rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan +5.5
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