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Ball State Cardinals battle vs Florida A&M Rattlers highlights college odds menu

Florida A&M RattlersBall State Cardinals
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Florida A&M Rattlers vs Ball State Cardinals Odds


The Cardinals hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Florida A&M Rattlers pay a visit to Worthen Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cardinals currently sports a 7-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3-1 ATS. The Rattlers are 2-12 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Rattlers have gone 0-2 against the number.

View Florida AM vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 154-ranked Cardinals and the No. 329-rated Rattlers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-54 win for the Cardinals on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 231 nationally ranked offense (65.6 points per game) against a Rattlers defense that sits as the No. 325 at 76.9 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 43% from the field, more than the Rattlers have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).

Defensively, Florida A&M features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.2 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 211 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida A&M was a 76-61 loser at home against Princeton. Florida A&M suffered a 76-61 loss against Princeton on Sunday, getting 19 points from Reggie Lewis in a losing effort at Teaching Gymnasium.

Ball State won its last outing, an 86-58 result against Chicago State on December 31. Ball State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Chicago State out of the gym and running up an 86-58 score at Worthen Arena.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Rattlers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Florida A&M at North Carolina Central, Saturday, January 7
Ball State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, January 7