Ball State vs Central Michigan predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan +2
The Ball State Cardinals travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 2 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 61.6 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall record of 10-8. They are averaging 82.9 points per game and surrendering 76.5, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-7-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-10-1 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
01/24/20 G Kevin McKay Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Ball State
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Tahjai Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 64%.
David DiLeo averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Dallas Morgan averages 13.2 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 61.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 86th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th, and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 38th place in the NCAA. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in the nation. Ball State averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 180th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 124th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 191st and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 251st with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas surrender 76.5 points per contest, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 300th and 334th in those defensive statistics. They rank 308th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 270th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Central Michigan is 6th in the country with 82.9 points per game this year. They are 140th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 163rd in the nation. They are 85th in the country in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game and 231st in assists per contest with 12.6. The Chippewas are 252nd in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Cardinals are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.9. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 96th. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 13th in Division 1. Ball State is 233rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 332nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 56th in the country in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 7th in Division 1 with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 141st. As a team they are 117th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 171st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan +2
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