Ohio vs Ball State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -8
The Ohio Bobcats travel to John E. Worthen Arena to play the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Ball State as 8 point favorites.
Ohio comes into this game with an overall record of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 69.5 per contest. Ball State has an overall mark of 11-9. They are averaging 70.7 points per contest and giving up 62.4, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Ohio Bobcats are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-12-1 against the over/under
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
01/28/20 G Connor Murrell Hernia is questionable
01/09/20 F Marvin Price Personal is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Ben Vander Plas averages 15.5 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%. Jason Preston comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Ishmael El-Amin averages 14.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Tahjai Teague averages 15.0 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bobcats allow 69.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 196th and 218th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 101st, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the NCAA. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the nation. Ohio averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 180th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 110th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 103rd in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 195th and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 215th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals surrender 62.4 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 10.3 assists allowed per contest, and 132nd with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 262nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Ball State is 201st in the country with 70.7 points per game this year. They are 203rd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 180th in the nation. They are 155th in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 108th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Cardinals are 202nd in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Bobcats are 126th in the nation in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 246th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 71st. As a team they are 117th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 70th in Division 1. Ohio is 178th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 191st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 186th. They are 169th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 119th. As a unit they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ball State -8
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