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Ball State CardinalsEastern Michigan Eagles
Feb 25, 4:30 PM | EMU Convocation Center

Ball State Cardinals vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds

13-13TEAM RECORD12-16

The Eastern Michigan Eagles host Ball State on Saturday, looking to build on their 12-16 mark against the 13-13 Cardinals in college hoops action at EMU Convocation Center.

The Eagles sport records of 12-16 and 13-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 13-13 and 7-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-14 for the Eagles and 8-13 for the Cardinals.

View Ball State vs Eastern Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Eagles as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 195-ranked Eagles and the No. 172-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 62-53 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Eastern Michigan's No. 309-rated squad against Ball State's No. 192-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Eastern Michigan rates No. 305 in the country with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 160 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 342 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ball State was a 78-61 loser on the road against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Ball State suffered a 78-61 loss against Western Michigan on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Chris Bond in a losing effort at University Arena.

In their last action, Eastern Michigan was a 48-45 winner at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Darrell Lampley scored 21 points leading the Eagles to a 48-45 victory over Northern Illinois at EMU Convocation Center on Wednesday.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After playing Northern Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ball State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Ball State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Eastern Michigan's last 8 games when playing Ball State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games when playing at home against Ball State
Eastern Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Ball State

Next up:
Ball State home to Central Michigan, Wednesday, February 29
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan, Wednesday, February 29

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