Marquette Golden Eagles battle vs Ball State Cardinals highlights college basketball odds menu
|Ball State Cardinals||Marquette Golden Eagles|
|2-5||December 17, 2013, 09:00 | Bradley Center||6-4|
A key college battle sees the visiting Ball State Cardinals travelling to Marquette Tuesday to take on the Golden Eagles.
Marquette battles the Cardinals, currently sitting with a 2-5 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Golden Eagles and 2-3 for the Cardinals.
View Ball State Cardinals vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.
The Golden Eagles were listed as -20-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 50-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 232-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Last time out for Ball State, they were a 69-50 loser as they battled Valparaiso at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog. Ball State got 11 points from Mark Alstork but lost anyway, 69-50, to Valparaiso on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.
In their last action, Marquette was an 86-50 winner at home against IUPUI. They covered the 18.5-point spread as favorites. Marquette cruised to victory on Saturday, running IUPUI out of the gym and running up an 86-50 score at Bradley Center.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Marquette's No. 173-ranked scoring average of 71.8 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 188 and allowing 73.14 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 44.44% to date this season, more than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (40.21% per game).
A few Cardinals at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Ball State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Ball State is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Marquette is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Marquette is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Marquette is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Ball State at Southern Illinois, Saturday, December 21st
Marquette at New Mexico, Saturday, December 21st