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Ball State Cardinals vs Eastern Michigan Eagles in college hoops odds

Eastern Michigan EaglesBall State Cardinals
13-10February 12, 2014, 07:00 | Worthen Arena4-17

Worthen Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Ball State Cardinals and the visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Cardinals sit at 4-17 (8-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 13-10 (11-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Ball State is 9-9 OU, and Eastern Michigan is 7-12 OU.

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

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cardinals installed as 6.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cardinals rated this week at No. 260 and the Eagles sitting at No. 100.

Eastern Michigan was a 70-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kent State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Eagles grabbed a 70-53 win over the Golden Flashes on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Ray Lee at EMU Convocation Center.

Ball State lost its last outing, an 80-73 result against Toledo on February 8. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. Ball State got 19 points from Zavier Turner but lost anyway, 80-73, to Toledo on Saturday at Worthen Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 241 nationally ranked offense (63.76 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 22 at 62.83 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 39.82% from the field, less than the Eagles have managed so far this season (42.08% on average).

A few Eagles at Cardinals trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Eastern Michigan is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Ball State
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Eastern Michigan's last 11 games when playing Ball State
Ball State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Toledo, Saturday, February 15th
Ball State at Bowling Green, Saturday, February 15th