Toledo at Ball State College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
John E. Worthen Arena
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The Toledo Rockets travel to John E. Worthen Arena to play the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 1 point favorites.
Toledo comes into this game with an overall record of 21-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 68.3 per contest. Ball State has an overall record of 14-13. They are averaging 77.1 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nate Navigato averages 12.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Jaelan Sanford comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
K.J. Walton averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Tayler Persons averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 227th, and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the NCAA. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the nation. Toledo averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 65th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 147th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 62nd in D-1. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 13th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 267th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 79th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 199th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 151st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Ball State is 73rd in the country with 77.1 points per game this year. They are 52nd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 224th in the nation. They are 43rd in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 208th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Cardinals are 78th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Rockets are 61st in the nation in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 136th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 101st. As a team they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 86th in Division 1. Toledo is 278th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 98th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 160th. They are 56th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 104th. As a unit they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 304th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ball State +1
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