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Point spread favors Cardinals in battle with Cougars

Ball State CardinalsSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Dec 6, 8:30 PM | Vadalabene Center

Ball State Cardinals vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds

4-2TEAM RECORD1-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between SIU Edwardsville and Ball State on Tuesday, with the host Cougars trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

SIU Edwardsville will face the 4-2 Cardinals, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 0-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Ball State vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cougars installed as 15.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 307 (Cougars) and the No. 140 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-55 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature SIU Edwardsville's No. 314-rated squad against Ball State's No. 97-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, SIU Edwardsville rates No. 33 in the country with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 105 nationally with 7 per match.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 36-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.3 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Ball State won its last outing, a 71-48 result against Tennessee-Martin on December 3. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Ball State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tennessee-Martin out of the gym and running up a 71-48 score at Skyhawk Arena.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were a 79-57 loser as they battled CS Fullerton at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville was run off the court by the Titans on Saturday as CS Fullerton routed them 79-57 at Vadalabene Center.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 0-10
Before playing Butler are 8-2
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
Before playing Hannibal-LaGrange are 0-2
After playing CS Fullerton are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ball State's last 11 games on the road
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Ball State home to Butler, Saturday, December 10
SIU Edwardsville home to Hannibal-LaGrange, Saturday, December 10

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