Western Michigan vs Ball State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/25/2020
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -10.5
The Western Michigan Broncos head to John E. Worthen Arena to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ball State as 10.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-16. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 69.5 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Ball State has an overall record of 15-12. They are averaging 68.9 points per game and surrendering 62.4, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-12-2 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 13-13-0 against the spread this season
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-18-1 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/17/19 F Zach Gunn Ankle is out for season
Brandon Johnson averages 15.0 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Michael Flowers comes into this game averaging 16.9 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Ishmael El-Amin averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Tahjai Teague scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 72.3 points per contest which is 266th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 203rd and 150th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 280th, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 171st place in D-1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Western Michigan averages 69.5 points per contest, which is 225th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 238th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 34.7 boards per contest and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 215th and 323rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 231st with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 62.4 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 62nd and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 9.7 dimes allowed per game and 181st with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 213th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest. Ball State is 241st in the country with 68.9 points per contest this season. They are 237th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 167th in the country. They are 161st in the nation in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 132nd in assists per game with 13.7. The Cardinals are 203rd in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Broncos are 221st in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 215th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 238th. As a team they are 200th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 156th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 210th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Ball State is 179th 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 99.6, which is ranked 220th. They are 184th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 147th. As a unit they are 187th 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.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Western Michigan +10.5 and over 130.5 total points
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