Eastern Michigan vs Ball State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -6.5
The Eastern Michigan Eagles head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 6.5 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 65.3 points per contest while giving up 62.1 per game. Ball State has an overall record of 14-12. They are averaging 69.1 points per game and surrendering 62.7, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 13-9-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 7-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 12-13-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-17-1 against the over/under this year
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Boubacar Toure averages 10.8 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% for the season while his free throw percentage is 45%. Ty Groce comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Tahjai Teague scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 62.1 points per contest which is 21st in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 216th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 195th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 242nd place in D-1. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in Division 1. Eastern Michigan averages 65.3 points per contest, which is 315th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 216th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 336th in the nation. They average 34.9 boards per contest and 9.7 assists per game, which ranks them 205th and 345th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 37th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 62.7 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 59th and 60th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 211th with 35.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 227th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest. Ball State is 238th in the country with 69.1 points per contest this season. They are 258th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 188th in the country. They are 152nd in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 145th in assists per game with 13.5. The Cardinals are 213th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Eagles are 309th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.2. In terms of pace they are 231st in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 253rd. As a team they are 262nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 183rd in Division 1. Eastern Michigan is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 99.3, which is ranked 225th. They are 165th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 165th. As a unit they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan +6.5 and over 121.5 total points
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