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Ball State Cardinals home to Toledo Rockets in NCAA Basketball betting action

Toledo RocketsBall State Cardinals
19-3February 08, 2014, 02:00 | Worthen Arena4-16

Worthen Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Ball State Cardinals and the visiting Toledo Rockets in college hoops action on Saturday.

Ball State battles the Rockets, currently sitting with a 19-3 mark (8-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-9 for the Cardinals and 11-6 for the Rockets.

View Toledo Rockets vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Rockets were listed as -9-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Cardinals sit at No. 261 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets sit at No. 67 on the same chart.

In their last action, Toledo was an 83-76 winner at home against Bowling Green. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Toledo earned an 83-76 victory over Bowling Green on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Justin Drummond at Savage Arena.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 69-48 loser as they battled Buffalo on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Ball State was run off the court by the Bulls on Wednesday as Buffalo routed them 69-48 at Alumni Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Rockets is ranked No. 64 in NCAA hoops at 37.32 per game. Contrast that with Ball State’s No. 125 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ball State is the No. 108-ranked team in the country at 6.45 per game, while Toledo rates No. 180 at 5.55 per game.

A few Rockets at Cardinals trends to consider:
Toledo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Toledo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toledo's last 5 games
Toledo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ball State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Ball State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games
Ball State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Toledo home to Ohio, Wednesday, February 12th
Ball State at Eastern Michigan, Wednesday, February 12th