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Ball State Cardinals visit Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Eastern Michigan looks to cover the Eagles-Cardinals pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 12-7 mark when they host Ball State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ball State Cardinals were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Ball State Cardinals vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Michigan Eagles sit at 12-7 (7-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Ball State Cardinals are currently 12-7 (6-8-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Eastern Michigan is 6-7 OU, and Ball State is 11-4 OU.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles sit at No. 65 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ball State Cardinals sit at No. 135 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Eastern Michigan has the nation's No. 39-rated offensive output, at 81.05 PPG. The visiting Ball State Cardinals defense ranks No. 163 allowing on average 72.84 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, less than the Eastern Michigan Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.7% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ball State suffered a 79-74 loss against Bowling Green on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ryan Weber in a losing effort at Stroh Center.

The Eagles got 17 points from Ty Toney, but it was Akron that prevailed in a 70-63 final on Friday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
  • Ball State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Eastern Michigan
  • Eastern Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games when playing Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, January 28th
Eastern Michigan at Miami-Ohio, Saturday, January 28th