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Ball State Cardinals vs Indiana State Sycamores NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Indiana State Sycamores hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Ball State Cardinals pay a visit to Hulman Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Indiana State Sycamores betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Ball State Cardinals vs Indiana State Sycamores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-6 and 6-4 ATS Indiana State Sycamores will face the 7-3 Ball State Cardinals, who own a 2-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Indiana State Sycamores are 4-6 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Ball State Cardinals are 3-3.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 144 (Indiana State) and the No. 185 (Ball State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana State's No. 215-ranked scoring average of 67.73 PPG, against a Ball State Cardinals defense rated No. 26 and allowing 62.8 PPG. The Indiana State Sycamores FG% has averaged 40.26% to date this season, less than the Ball State Cardinals shooters have managed so far (43.37% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bo Calhoun scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 72-63 to Pepperdine at Worthen Arena on Saturday).

The Sycamores got 24 points from Devonte Brown as Indiana State ran past Saint Louis 76-68 on Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Ball State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • Ball State is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Indiana State
  • Indiana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Indiana State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Indiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ball State
  • Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Alabama A&M, Tuesday, December 29th
Indiana State at Evansville, Wednesday, December 30th