Central Michigan vs Ball State Predictions, College Basketball Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -8
The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to John E. Worthen Arena to play the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 8 point favorites.
Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 13-16. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 76.4 per contest. Ball State has an overall record of 16-13. They are averaging 68.8 points per game and surrendering 62.6, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 12-13-1 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 8-19-1 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Kevin McKay averages 13.6 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. David DiLeo comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Tahjai Teague averages 14.2 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 320th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 314th and 340th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 295th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the NCAA. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Central Michigan averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 191st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 186th in D-1. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 11.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 119th and 285th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 174th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals surrender 62.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.9 assists allowed per contest, and 174th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 224th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Ball State is 246th in the country with 68.8 points per game this year. They are 245th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 178th in the nation. They are 157th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 143rd in assists per contest with 13.5. The Cardinals are 184th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 116th. They are 11th in college basketball in pace with 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 188th. As a unit they are 157th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in D-1. Central Michigan is 281st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 162nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 99.2, which is ranked 232nd. They are 180th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 153rd. As a unit they are 191st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ball State -8
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