Miami vs Ball State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -9.5
The Miami RedHawks head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 9.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 76.3 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Ball State has an overall record of 10-7. They are averaging 71.5 points per game and surrendering 61.6, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 5-10-0 against the spread this season
The Miami RedHawks are 9-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 9-7-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-9-1 against the over/under this year
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Dalonte Brown averages 12.9 points per contest in 25.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Nike Sibande comes into this game averaging 14.5 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per night. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Tahjai Teague scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The RedHawks allow 72.8 points per contest which is 262nd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 219th and 301st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 299th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in D-1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in Division 1. Miami averages 76.3 points per contest, which is 72nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 181st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 118th in the nation. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 304th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 61.6 points per game, which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 77th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 10.4 dimes allowed per game and 131st with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 250th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest. Ball State is 181st in the country with 71.5 points per contest this season. They are 174th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 135th in the country. They are 190th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 80th in assists per game with 14.7. The Cardinals are 253rd in turnovers per contest with 12.7.
The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 106.3, which is ranked 87th. They are 97th in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 142nd. As a unit they are 147th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 80th in D-1. Miami is 322nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 240th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 102.4, which is ranked 160th. They are 187th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 106th. As a unit they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami +9.5 and over 139 total points
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