Ball State at Toledo: 3/5/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Toledo Rockets (19-7) vs Ball State Cardinals (10-11)
Game Info: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)
Betting Odds: Toledo Rockets -12 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ball State Cardinals and Toledo Rockets face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Savage Arena.
The Ball State Cardinals come into this game with a 10-11 record overall but they have won each of their last three games. In the last game against Eastern Michigan the offense was elite putting up 100 points and that led to the 35 point victory. Ball State on the season is averaging 74.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 74.1 points per game. Ball State is shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from behind the three point line. Guard K.J. Walton has been the best player for Ball State averaging 16.2 points while shooting 53.6 percent from the field. In this game it’s going to be about the offense running up the score again.
On the other side of this matchup is the Toledo Rockets who sit with a 19-7 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. In the last game against Central Michigan, Toledo was competitive, but they couldn’t make the plays late and that led to a two point loss. Toledo on the season is averaging 81 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.4 points per game. Toledo is shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Marreon Jackson has been the best player for Toledo averaging 17.4 points while shooting 39.5 percent from behind the three point line. ‘
The over is 20-6 in Ball State’s last 26 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Toledo’s last eight home games. Ball State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight meetings against Toledo. Ball State is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight meetings against Toledo in Toledo.
Ball State has dominated this series and there is no reason to believe they won’t be able to keep this game close. Look for Ball State’s offense to find enough success to come away with a cover of spread in this one.