Ball State Cardinals visit South Dakota Coyotes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
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