Toledo Rockets vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
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.
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.
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
Toledo at Northern Illinois, Saturday, February 2
Ball State at Bowling Green, Saturday, February 2