Ball State Cardinals vs Cleveland State Vikings Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Cleveland State Vikings vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
The Ball State Cardinals will be trying to slam the Cleveland State Vikings on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Worthen Arena in college betting action.
The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 0-3 ATS. Cleveland State is 0-1 on the totals; Ball State is 1-0.
Bettors looking to go with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Vikings was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 338 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 302 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Vikings will win this game 71-58.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 282 nationally ranked offense (61.2 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 162 at 65.7 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 37.7% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (44.2% on average).
Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 230-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Cleveland State, they were a 71-62 loser as they battled Robert Morris on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Charlie Lee scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 71-62 to Robert Morris at Sewall Center on Tuesday).
Ball State was a 101-53 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana. They failed to cover the 27.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cardinals were hammered by Indiana on Sunday, losing by a 101-53 final at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college basketball betting action.
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Toledo are 3-2
After playing Robert Morris are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Butler are 9-1
After playing Indiana are 4-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Vikings at Cardinals trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Ball State is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Cleveland State home to Toledo, Saturday, December 1
Ball State at Butler, Saturday, December 1