Ball State Cardinals vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds
Indiana will look to improve on its 5-0 record on Sunday when they host Ball State in NCAA basketball odds action at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
The Hoosiers currently sports a 5-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-1 ATS. The Cardinals are 2-1 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hoosiers produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 0-0 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Ball State before tip-off in this one found them as 29.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoosiers - Cardinals odds would favor the Hoosiers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 40 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ball State is at No. 194. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-71 win for the Hoosiers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 7 nationally ranked offense (86.2 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 72 at 60 PPG. The Hoosiers have been averaging 50.6% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (40.3% on average).
Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.
Ball State was a 68-48 loser in their most recent outing at home against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Ball State was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Indiana State and falling by a 68-48 score at Worthen Arena.
In their last action, Indiana was an 82-72 winner on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Indiana earned an 82-72 victory over Georgetown on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Cody Zeller at Barclays Center.
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Indiana State are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing North Carolina are 3-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Cardinals at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State
Ball State home to Cleveland State, Wednesday, November 28
Indiana home to North Carolina, Tuesday, November 27