Ball State vs. Toledo - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ball State Cardinals (16-12) at Toledo Rockets (14-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ball State Cardinals (16-12, 9-6 CONF) and the Toledo Rockets (14-14, 6-9 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 29th for a MAC matchup at the Savage Arena in Toledo, OH. The game will be played at 2:00 PM eastern time.
Ball State is coming off a 71-61 home win over Western Michigan in their last game. Ball State has now won back-to-back games, and three of their last five overall. Toledo is coming off a 93-81 road win over Central Michigan in their last game. Toledo has now won back-to-back road games, and they have won three of their last five overall.
Ball State scores 69.0 points per game on 42.6 percent field goal shooting this season. Ball State’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Tahjai Teague, who scores 14.5 points per game and earns 9.1 rebounds per game. Ball State allows 62.4 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +6.6 scoring differential so far this season. Ball State also earns 35.6 rebounds, 13.7 assists, 3.4 blocks, and 6.9 steals per game as a team.
Toledo scores 75.4 points per game on 44.2 percent field goal shooting this season. Toledo’s leading scorer is G Marreon Jackson, who scores 19.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for Toledo is F Willie Jackson, who earns 11.8 rebounds per game. Toledo gives up 70.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +4.7 scoring differential so far this season. Toledo also earns 37.9 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game as a team.
Ball State is 14-13 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Ball State is also 4-6 against the spread on the road so far this season. Toledo is 8-18-1 against the spread this season 3-6-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Toledo is also 1-11 against the spread at home so far this season.
Toledo has pulled off some nice road upsets in their last two games, but I do not trust them enough to lay anything with them in this spot, especially against Ball State. Toledo is a whopping 1-11 against the spread at home this season! Therefore, I will take Ball State and the free bucket and a half.