College Basketball Matchup - Ball State Cardinals Indiana State Sycamores Odds Preview
Indiana State Sycamores vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
The Ball State Cardinals host Indiana State on Tuesday, looking to build on their 2-0 mark against the 2-1 Sycamores in college hoops action at Worthen Arena.
The Sycamores will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 0-1 ATS. Indiana State is 1-0 on the totals; Ball State is 0-0.
The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 194 (Cardinals) and the No. 249 (Sycamores) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-64 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Sycamores is ranked No. 282 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Ball State’s No. 139 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ball State is the No. 177-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Indiana State rates No. 209 at 5.7 per game.
Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 86 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 188 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Indiana State, they were a 70-57 winner as they battled Truman st at home. Jake Odum scored 17 points leading the Sycamores to a 70-57 victory over Truman st at Hulman Center on Saturday.
Ball State was a 66-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wofford. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Ball State got 17 points from Majok Majok en route to a 66-61 victory over Wofford on Friday at Worthen Arena.
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 3-4
After playing Wofford are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Sycamores at Cardinals trends to consider:
Indiana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Ball State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Indiana State
Indiana State home to High Point, Sunday, November 25
Ball State at Indiana, Sunday, November 25