Ball State vs Buffalo Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -3
The Ball State Cardinals head to Alumni Arena to take on the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 3 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 69.5 points per contest while giving up 62.4 per game. Buffalo has an overall mark of 16-9. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 74.6, which is a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-12-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-13-0 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-12-1 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
Ishmael El-Amin averages 13.9 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Tahjai Teague comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Jeenathan Williams averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Jayvon Graves scores 16.6 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 62.4 points per contest which is 25th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 75th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 174th, and they allow 9.6 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in D-1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in Division 1. Ball State averages 69.5 points per contest, which is 225th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 245th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 177th in the nation. They average 35.6 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 165th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 227th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 74.6 points per game, which ranks them 297th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 215th and 86th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 288th with 37.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 281st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Buffalo is 24th in the country with 78.2 points per contest this season. They are 172nd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 250th in the country. They are 2nd in the nation in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 30th in assists per game with 15.4. The Bulls are 67th in turnovers per contest with 14.4.
The Cardinals are 215th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.9. In terms of pace they are 171st in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 154th. As a team they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 16th in Division 1. Ball State is 207th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 211th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104, which is ranked 124th. They are 13th in D-1 in pace with 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 181st. As a unit they are 240th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ball State +3 and over 139 total points
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