Ball State vs Bowling Green predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: Stroh Center in Bowling Green, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green -1.5
The Ball State Cardinals travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Bowling Green as 1 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-8. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 62.1 per game. Bowling Green has an overall mark of 15-5. They are averaging 75.7 points per contest and giving up 71.8, which is a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-11-1 against the over/under
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 6-11-1 against the spread
The Bowling Green Falcons are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.2 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Tahjai Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Dylan Frye averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Daeqwon Plowden averages 13.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 78th and 196th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd, and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the NCAA. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in the nation. Ball State averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 185th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 176th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 145th in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 175th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 242nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 294th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 108th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. Bowling Green is 77th in the country with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 253rd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 189th in the nation. They are 21st in the country in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 214th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Falcons are 342nd in turnovers per game with 10.5.
The Cardinals are 174th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.8. In terms of pace they are 171st in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 96th. As a team they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 18th in Division 1. Ball State is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Bowling Green is 349th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 115th. They are 89th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 243rd. As a unit they are 245th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 180th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Bowling Green -1.5
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