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Ball State Eastern Michigan Betting Preview

Eastern Michigan EaglesBall State Cardinals
Feb 16, 2:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

11-13TEAM RECORD10-13

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Ball State Cardinals try to run the Eastern Michigan Eagles off the court at Worthen Arena in college hoops action.

The Cardinals sport records of 10-13 and 9-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 11-13 and 12-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-7-1 for the Cardinals and 10-7 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 255 and the Eagles sitting at No. 144. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 59-58 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 285 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 40 at 60 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 41.9% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (39.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 242-rated mark, allowing 72.3 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 311 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 70-62 loser at home against Akron. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Glenn Bryant scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 70-62 to Akron at EMU Convocation Center on Wednesday).

Ball State was a 56-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Ball State got 23 points from Jauwan Scaife en route to a 56-52 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday at NIU Convocation Center.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ohio are 2-8
After playing Akron are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Northern Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Eagles at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Ball State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Eastern Michigan is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ball State's last 10 games when playing Eastern Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Michigan
Ball State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Ball State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Ohio, Wednesday, February 20
Ball State at SE Missouri State, Saturday, February 23