Ball State vs Toledo Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Toledo -2.5
The Ball State Cardinals travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Toledo as 2.5 point favorites.
Ball State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 69.0 points per contest while giving up 62.4 per game. Toledo has an overall mark of 14-14. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 70.7, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 13-13-1 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-18-1 against the over/under
Important Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 8-18-1 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tahjai Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 60%. Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marreon Jackson averages 19.8 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Luke Knapke averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 239th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 241st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 161st in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 163rd and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 176th with 13.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 59th and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo is 65th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 147th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the nation. They are 67th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 71st in assists per contest with 14.5. The Rockets are 227th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Rockets surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 279th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 220th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 60th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game.
The Cardinals are 215th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 183rd in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 139th. As a team they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 11th in Division 1. Ball State is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Toledo is 226th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 49th. They are 160th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 79th. As a unit they are 54th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ball State/Toledo college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toledo -2.5
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