Ball State Cardinals vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Ball State Cardinals pay a visit to DakotaDome on the college basketball betting menu.
South Dakota will face the 4-4 Cardinals, who own a 2-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 1-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 2-2 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to go with the Coyotes in this one found them listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cardinals was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 240-rated Ball State taking on the No. 195-rated Coyotes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 67-65 win for the Coyotes on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 110 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with South Dakota’s No. 256 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Dakota is college basketball's No. 90-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 321 with 4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ball State owns the country's No. 335-rated mark, allowing 84 points per game on the highway. South Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 56 in scoring at home.
Ball State was a 62-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Dakota. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Jauwan Scaife scored 14 points leading the Cardinals to a 62-51 victory over South Dakota at Worthen Arena on Saturday.
Last time out for South Dakota, they were a 62-51 loser as they battled Ball State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Coyotes got 15 points from Steve Tecker, but it was Ball State that prevailed in a 62-51 final on Saturday at Worthen Arena.
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Purdue are 1-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Cardinals at Coyotes trends to consider:
Ball State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State at Purdue, Tuesday, December 18
South Dakota home to Morehead State, Wednesday, December 19