Ball State vs Akron Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/10/2020
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Akron -4
The Ball State Cardinals travel to James A. Rhodes Arena to play the Akron Zips on Friday, January 10, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Akron as 4 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Akron has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 63.5, which is a point differential of 12.7.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-7-1 against the over/under
Important Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Akron Zips are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tahjai Teague averages 13.9 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Ishmael El-Amin comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Tyler Cheese averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Loren Jackson averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 93rd and 180th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the NCAA. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in the nation. Ball State averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 165th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 162nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 109th in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 190th and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 244th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Zips surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 8.8 assists allowed per contest, and 234th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Zips are 192nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Akron is 81st in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 175th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 12.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in the nation. They are 74th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 106th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Zips are 139th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Cardinals are 139th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.5. In terms of pace they are 197th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 93rd. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 15th in Division 1. Ball State is 238th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Akron is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Zips have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 93rd. They are 100th in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 100th. As a unit they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Akron college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Akron -4
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