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Cardinals vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview

Ball State CardinalsMorehead State Eagles
Dec 23, 6:00 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

Ball State Cardinals vs Morehead State Eagles Odds


The Morehead State Eagles host Ball State on Friday, looking to build on their 5-7 mark against the 6-3 Cardinals in college hoops action at Ellis Johnson Arena.

The Eagles are 5-7 so far on the season, and 2-7 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 6-3 and 3-2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Morehead State go 4-5 and the Cardinals go 2-4 on the totals.

View Ball State vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Morehead State opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 175 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate No. 125 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-63 victory for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Morehead State's No. 233-ranked offense, averaging 65.3 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 17 at 56.4 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ball State owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 59.8 points per game on the highway. Morehead State, on the other hand, rates No. 112 in scoring at home.

Ball State lost its last outing, a 66-57 result against IUPUI on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Cardinals endured a 66-57 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Monday, despite a 16-point effort from Jarrod Jones at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Morehead State won its last outing, a 64-45 result against Binghamton on December 19. Morehead State earned a 64-45 victory over Binghamton on Monday, getting 21 points from Terrance Hill at BU Events Center.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing IUPUI are 3-4
After a loss are 5-5

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing SE Missouri State are 7-3
After playing Binghamton are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ball State's last 13 games on the road
Ball State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Morehead State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Morehead State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Ball State home to Chicago State, Saturday, December 31
Morehead State at SE Missouri State, Wednesday, December 28