Toledo vs Ball State College Basketball Game Picks 1/3/2020
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Friday, January 3, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -3.5
The Toledo Rockets head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Friday, January 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 3.5 point favorites.
Toledo heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Ball State has an overall record of 7-6. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 61.2, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 4-8-0 against the spread this season
The Toledo Rockets are 7-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-6-1 against the over/under this year
Key Toledo Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
12/26/19 G K.J. Walton Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Portland U
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Marreon Jackson comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Luke Knapke averages 16.3 points per contest in 33.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Ishmael El-Amin scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Tahjai Teague averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toledo averages 78.4 points per contest, which is 54th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 190th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 41.3 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 229th with 13.1 per game. The Rockets allow 67.6 points per contest, which is 153rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 149th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 294th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 172nd place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ball State is 182nd in the nation with 72.1 points per contest this season. They are 184th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 127th in the NCAA. They are 190th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 100th in assists per game with 14.7. The Cardinals are 225th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Cardinals give up 61.2 points per game, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 88th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 90th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 227th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 56th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 126th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 138th. As a team they are 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 56th in Division 1. Toledo is 268th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 103.4, which is ranked 146th. They are 220th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 106th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Toledo/Ball State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toledo +3.5
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