Ball State vs Kent State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Kent State -4
The Ball State Cardinals head to Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kent State as 4 point favorites.
Ball State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 70.4 points per game while giving up 62.0 per contest. Kent State has an overall mark of 16-6. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 68.9, which is a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-9-1 against the spread this season
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 10-9-1 against the over/under this year
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
02/01/20 G Giovanni Santiago Concussion is questionable
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.0 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Tahjai Teague comes into this game averaging 15.4 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Antonio Williams averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Danny Pippen scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 62.0 points per contest which is 24th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 143rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 139th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in D-1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1. Ball State averages 70.4 points per contest, which is 211th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 218th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 208th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 224th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Flashes give up 68.9 points per game, which ranks them 167th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 78th and 213th in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 217th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Flashes are 261st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest. Kent State is 35th in the country with 77.8 points per contest this season. They are 80th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 53rd in the country. They are 160th in the nation in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 110th in assists per game with 14.0. The Golden Flashes are 288th in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Cardinals are 199th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 156th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 136th. As a team they are 182nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 19th in Division 1. Ball State is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Kent State is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Flashes are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 109.1. In terms of pace they are 131st in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 60th. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 100th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Ball State +4 and over 132.5 total points
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