Ball State Cardinals vs Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction, 11/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Georgia Southern Eagles
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, GA
W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse is the location where the Georgia Southern Eagles (13-13 last season) will take on the Ball State Cardinals (10-13 last year) on Tuesday.
The Ball State Cardinals stepped onto the hardwood against the Toledo Rockets and took a loss by a score of 91-89 in their last contest. Ball State finished the contest with a 42.7% field goal percentage (32 of 75) and made 10 out of their 28 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Cardinals knocked down 15 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 9 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. Regarding defense, Ball State let their opponent shoot 43.5% from the floor on 30 of 69 shooting. Toledo earned 12 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Toledo pulled down 35 boards (13 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. Toledo finished the contest at 65.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 21 of their 32 attempts. They also buried 10 of their 31 attempts from three-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Cardinals left the arena with 25 while the Rockets totaled 19 personal fouls.
Jarron Coleman is one guy who was a factor for this game. He was able to score 33 points on 12 of 21 shooting. He played for 32 mins and also snagged 7 boards. He went 57.1% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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Ball State comes into this matchup after finishing with a record of 10-13 last season. They had an average of 74.7 points per outing (85th in Division 1) while hitting 44.3% from the field. The Cardinals connected on 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (195 of 570) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Ball State pulled down 36.9 rebounds per game and sat with 318 assists last season, which ranked 175th in the country in terms of passing. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team committed 19.2 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals forced 12.5 turnovers per contest and they drew 17.8 fouls. They were ranked 132nd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 289 conceded throughout last year. The Cardinals defense allowed a shooting percentage of 43.1% (611 of 1,419) and they surrendered 37.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They conceded 31.0% from 3-point land while they were 287th in D-1 in opponents points per game (75.5).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Georgia Southern Eagles took a loss by a final score of 62-58 against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Eagles snagged 30 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this contest. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Red Wolves had 16 fouls in this contest which got the Eagles to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to convert 9 of the free throws for a percentage of 52.9%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Georgia Southern buried 3 out of their 18 attempts (16.7%). Overall, the Eagles ended up going 23 out of 60 from the floor which had them sitting at 38.3%. The Eagles allowed the Red Wolves to make 23 out of 57 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 40.4% in the matchup. They finished 37.5% from three-point range by connecting on 6 of 16 and finished the contest at 10 of 15 from the charity stripe (66.7%). In regard to rebounding, Georgia Southern allowed Arkansas State to collect 35 in total (7 offensive).
Gedi Juozapaitis ended up being a factor for the Eagles for this game. He knocked down 5 out of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 3 rebounds. He scored 12 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the contest.
Georgia Southern had a win-loss mark of 13-13 last year. The Eagles were responsible for committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest and they shot 63.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 12.4 times per contest (228th in D-1) and they gave up possession 14.4 times per game. Georgia Southern earned 1,860 pts throughout last season (71.5 per game) and they pulled in 37.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Eagles connected on 44.7% from the floor, which was ranked 140th in college basketball.
The Georgia Southern defense allowed 35.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (201 of 575) and opponents connected on 70.8% of their free throw attempts. They surrendered 10.5 dimes and 34.4 boards per game, which was ranked 28th and 152nd in those categories. The Eagles on the defensive end were ranked 102nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 67.8. They were able to force 15.8 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (126th in college hoops).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Georgia Southern
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