Ball State Cardinals vs SE Missouri State Redhawks Odds
SE Missouri State will look to improve on its 14-14 record on Saturday when they host Ball State in NCAA basketball odds action at Show Me Center.
The Redhawks are 14-14 so far on the season, and 8-13 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 10-14 and 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen SE Missouri State go 10-6 and the Cardinals go 9-8-1 on the totals.
The Redhawks were listed as 5.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Redhawks - Cardinals odds would favor the Redhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. SE Missouri State is rated No. 103 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ball State is at No. 259. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-64 win for the Redhawks.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 159 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.1 per game. That compares with SE Missouri State’s No. 71 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where SE Missouri State is college basketball's No. 77-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 251 with 5.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ball State owns the country's No. 163-rated mark, allowing 69.1 points per game on the highway. SE Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 54 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Ball State, they were a 56-50 loser as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Jauwan Scaife scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 56-50 to Eastern Michigan at Worthen Arena on Saturday).
SE Missouri State was a 67-65 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Jacksonville State. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Marland Smith scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Redhawks to a win (they lost 67-65 to Jacksonville State at Pete Mathews Coliseum on Wednesday).
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Central Michigan are 5-5
After playing Eastern Michigan are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
SE Missouri State Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Austin Peay are 3-7
After playing Jacksonville State are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Redhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games on the road
Ball State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of SE Missouri State's last 7 games
SE Missouri State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
SE Missouri State is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
SE Missouri State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Ball State home to Central Michigan, Wednesday, February 27
SE Missouri State at Austin Peay, Thursday, February 28