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Ball State Cardinals visit Eastern Michigan Eagles in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Ball State CardinalsEastern Michigan Eagles
5-22March 04, 2014, 07:00 | EMU Convocation Center17-12

Eastern Michigan looks to cover the Eagles-Cardinals pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 17-12 mark when they host Ball State in college basketball wagering action.

The Eagles bring a 17-12 record (14-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-22 Cardinals, who are 12-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Eastern Michigan go 9-16 so far and the Cardinals go 15-9.

View Ball State Cardinals vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Eagles as -13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 56 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate No. 257 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Ball State was a 74-71 winner at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Ball State earned a 74-71 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday, getting 20 points from Jesse Berry at Worthen Arena.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 56-52 result against Northern Illinois on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite. Mike Talley scored 21 points leading the Eagles to a 56-52 victory over Northern Illinois at EMU Convocation Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Michigan's No. 215-ranked offense, averaging 66.66 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 213 at 73.93 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 41.34% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.62% per game.

A few Cardinals at Eagles trends to consider:
Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Ball State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 5 games
Ball State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Michigan's last 9 games
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ball State at Northern Illinois, Saturday, March 8th
Eastern Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, March 8th