The Bowling Green Falcons will clash with the Ball State Cardinals in MAC action Tuesday night from the Stroh Center. The Cardinals were dealt a 71-66 loss to Central Michigan in their previous game, and the Falcons registered an 85-79 home win against Toledo on Saturday. Bowling Green defeated Ball State in both meetings last season.
Ball State's Two-Game Streak Erased
The Ball State Cardinals head into this one a winner of two out of their last three games. They had a mini two-game winning streak thwarted in a 71-66 road loss to Central Michigan on Saturday in a matchup that had the Cardinals favored by two points. Ball State features a 4-2 conference record led by their solid defense.
Tahjai Teague is locked in, sinking at least 17 points in four out of his last five games. The senior forward earned the double-double 17 points and 18 boards in Saturday’s loss, and he is currently averaging 14.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Ishmael El-Amin has consistently produced most of the season and is an accurate shooter. The junior guard is averaging 14.2 points on a 47% clip from the field. Kyle Mallers has not fared well recently, shooting below 40% in four out of his last five tilts. The senior forward stands third in team scoring with 10 PPG and 4.2 RPG.
The Cardinals are placed 106th overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and own a 3-3 road record on the year. Ball State is scoring an average of 71.2 points, ranking them 187th in the country. They are playing terrific defense and are holding opponents to 62.1 points, good for 33rd overall.
Bowling Green Targets Seventh Straight Win
The Bowling Green Falcons remain one of the hottest teams in the MAC. They lost their MAC opener but have since collected six straight wins to climb into a first-place tie with Akron in the MAC East with a 6-1 record. The Falcons’ are consistently piling on the points which resumed in their 85-79 road win against Toledo on Saturday in a matchup that had Bowling Green labeled as 4.5 point dogs.
Justin Turner continues to shine. The junior guard racked up 20 points in Saturday’s win and has eclipsed the 20 point mark seven times this season. Turner features an average of 17.6 points on a 45% field goal efficiency. Dylan Frye netted 22 points in his latest action. The senior guard has lifted his season average to 14.5 points accompanied by a team-leading 4.2 assists per game. Daeqwon Plowden is playing well and has picked up 33 rebounds over his last three games. The junior guard is coming off a double-double on Saturday and he has compiled an average of 13.5 PPG and 8.2 RPG.
The Falcons are positioned 156th in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and feature a 9-1 record on their home floor. Bowling Green is averaging a solid 75.7 points, ranking them 78th in the country. They are allowing an average of 71.8 points, placing them 245th overall.
The Ball State Cardinals are:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600.
- 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games against a team with a winning record.
The top supporting trends found on donbest.com are: The Bowling Green Falcons are:
- 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games against Ball State.