Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -6
The Bowling Green Falcons head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 6 point favorites.
Bowling Green heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 75.4 points per contest while giving up 72.9 per game. Ball State has an overall record of 14-10. They are averaging 69.5 points per game and surrendering 61.8, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 8-13-2 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 12-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-11-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-16-1 against the over/under this year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Daeqwon Plowden comes into this game averaging 12.9 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Dylan Frye averages 13.9 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Tahjai Teague scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 59%. Ishmael El-Amin averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green averages 75.4 points per contest, which is 74th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 253rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 186th in the nation. They average 39.6 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 235th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 344th with 10.4 per game. The Falcons allow 72.9 points per contest, which is 272nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 126th and 277th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 314th, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 81st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 233rd in the nation with 69.5 points per contest this season. They are 242nd in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 174th in the NCAA. They are 172nd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 127th in assists per game with 13.8. The Cardinals are 228th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Cardinals give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 19th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 72nd and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 9.7 dimes allowed per game and 154th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 250th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Falcons are 116th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 76th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 252nd. As a team they are 247th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 214th in Division 1. Bowling Green is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 100.2, which is ranked 211th. They are 191st in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 148th. As a unit they are 193rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Bowling Green +6
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