NCAA hoops odds preview - Wofford vs. Ball State
Wofford Terriers vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
Wofford pays a visit to Ball State on Friday, hoping to send the Cardinals to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Worthen Arena.
The Cardinals currently sports a 1-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Terriers are 1-1 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Terriers have gone 0-0 against the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Ball State Cardinals as 5.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 194-rated Cardinals and the No. 215-ranked Terriers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 94-76 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ball State's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 78 PPG, against a Terriers defense that ranks No. 153 at 64 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 46.3% so far, more than the Terriers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.
Defensively, Wofford features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 74 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 123 nationally in scoring at home.
Wofford won its last outing, an 87-54 result against Webber College on November 12. Wofford cruised to victory on Monday, running Webber College out of the gym and running up an 87-54 score at Benjamin Johnson Arena.
Last time out for Ball State, they were a 78-51 winner as they battled Grambling State at home. The Cardinals blew out Grambling State on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-51 win at Worthen Arena.
Wofford Terriers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Terriers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Wofford is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wofford is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Wofford at Ohio, Sunday, November 18
Ball State home to Indiana State, Tuesday, November 20