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Huskies visit Ball State Cardinals in college basketball clash

Northern Illinois HuskiesBall State Cardinals
March 3, 2:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

4-24TEAM RECORD14-14

The visiting Huskies hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Worthen Arena against the Ball State Cardinals.

The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 8-14-1 ATS. Northern Illinois is 9-16 on the totals; Ball State is 9-13-1.

View Northern Illinois vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cardinals installed as 14-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 172 and the Huskies at No. 319 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 65-49 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ball State's No. 203-rated squad against Northern Illinois's No. 122-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ball State rates No. 162 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 217 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Defensively, Northern Illinois features the nation's No. 233-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois was a 65-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Toledo. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Northern Illinois earned a 65-61 victory over Toledo on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Abdel Nader at NIU Convocation Center.

Ball State was a 71-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Ball State earned a 71-52 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Jesse Berry at Worthen Arena.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Toledo are 1-9
After a win are 2-8

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Huskies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northern Illinois's last 5 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Northern Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Northern Illinois
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Ball State is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games at home

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