Ball State vs Georgia Tech NCAA Basketball Tips 12/18/2019
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech -4.5
The Ball State Cardinals travel to Hank McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgia Tech as 4.5 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-4. They currently have a point differential of 14.6 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 60.7 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall mark of 4-4. They are averaging 67.8 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-4-1 against the over/under
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 6-2-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
12/07/19 C Blake Huggins Arm is questionable
12/07/19 G K.J. Walton Ankle is questionable
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
12/05/19 G Jose Alvarado Ankle is out indefinitely
Tahjai Teague averages 14.1 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Ishmael El-Amin comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Moses Wright averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 29%. Michael Devoe averages 19.4 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 236th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 94th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Ball State averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 67th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 108th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets surrender 68.9 points per contest, which ranks them 188th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 266th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 328th with 39.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Yellow Jackets are 194th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Georgia Tech is 267th in the country with 67.8 points per game this year. They are 162nd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 105th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 183rd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Yellow Jackets are 11th in turnovers per game with 17.3.
The Cardinals are 68th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 226th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 58th. As a team they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 14th in Division 1. Ball State is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Georgia Tech is 21st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.4 times per 100 possessions. The Yellow Jackets are 322nd in the country in offensive rating with 89.9. In terms of pace they are 72nd in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 224th. As a team they are 282nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 287th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia Tech -4.5
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