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Ball State Cardinals take on Sycamores in college basketball test

Ball State CardinalsIndiana State Sycamores
Nov 18, 5:00 PM | Hulman Center

Ball State Cardinals vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds

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The Indiana State Sycamores will hit the floor running against the visiting Ball State Cardinals Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Sycamores are 2-0 overall and 1-1 ATS ATS, while the Cardinals are 0-1 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Indiana State boasts a 2-0 on the OU, and Ball State is 1-0.

View Ball State vs Indiana State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Sycamores as 6-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 91 (Sycamores) and the No. 153 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-59 result in favor of the Sycamores has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana State has the nation's No. 116-rated offensive output, at 75 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 265 allowing on average 73 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 73 points per game. Indiana State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 111 nationally in scoring at home.

Ball State was a 73-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They covered the 13–point spread as underdogs. Ball State got 25 points from Jarrod Jones on the way to a 73-63 loss against Arizona on Sunday at McKale Center.

In their last action, Indiana State was a 71-59 winner on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 11.5–point spread as favorites. Indiana State earned a 71-59 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Monday, getting 15 points from Carl Richard at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-4
Before playing IUPUI are 1-4
After a loss are 6-4

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Sycamores trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ball State's last 9 games on the road
Ball State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Indiana State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Indiana State is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana State's last 11 games

Next up:
Ball State home to IUPUI, Wednesday, November 23
Indiana State home to Wisc-Green Bay, Monday, November 21

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