Ball State vs Eastern Michigan Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Michigan +3
The Ball State Cardinals head to EMU Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 3 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 62.2 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 66.5 points per game and surrendering 62.7, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-8-1 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ishmael El-Amin comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Tahjai Teague averages 14.2 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Ty Groce scores 11.6 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Yeikson Montero averages 10.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 71.6 points per contest, which is 177th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 174th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 210th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 245th with 12.9 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.2 points per contest, which is 43rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 188th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 111th, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 57th place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 249th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan is 295th in the nation with 66.5 points per contest this season. They are 260th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 299th in the NCAA. They are 220th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 313th in assists per game with 11.1. The Eagles are 37th in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Eagles give up 62.7 points per game, which ranks them 50th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 127th and 333rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 180th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 345th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 19.3 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 155th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 195th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 100th. 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 22nd in Division 1. Ball State is 212th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 31st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 95.7, which is ranked 282nd. They are 212th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 265th. As a unit they are 265th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 160th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State -3
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