Ball State Cardinals battle vs Toledo Rockets highlights college basketball odds menu

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Jan 30, 7:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Toledo Rockets vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Worthen Arena Wednesday as host Ball State looks to handle the Toledo Rockets in NCAA hoops action.

The Cardinals are 8-10 so far on the season, and 7-8 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 8-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ball State go 7-5 and the Rockets go 4-5-3 on the totals.

View Toledo vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cardinals as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 239-ranked Cardinals and the No. 226-rated Rockets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-64 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ball State has the nation's No. 272-rated offensive output, at 63.2 PPG. The visiting Rockets defense ranks No. 254 allowing on average 69.6 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Rockets marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, Toledo features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 304 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Toledo, they were a 75-62 winner as they battled Bowling Green at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Dominique Buckley scored 20 points leading the Rockets to a 75-62 victory over Bowling Green at Savage Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Ball State was an 82-62 winner on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The battle between the Cardinals and RedHawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Miami (Ohio) was handed an 82-62 defeat on Saturday at Millett Hall.

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Northern Illinois are 3-7
After playing Bowling Green are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 5-5
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockets at Cardinals trends to consider:
Toledo is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Toledo is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Toledo is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Ball State is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Toledo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 8 games when playing Toledo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games
Ball State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toledo

Next up:
Toledo at Northern Illinois, Saturday, February 2
Ball State at Bowling Green, Saturday, February 2

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