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College Basketball Matchup - Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Ball State Cardinals Odds Preview

Ball State CardinalsTennessee-Martin Skyhawks
Dec 3, 3:00 PM | Skyhawk Arena

Ball State Cardinals vs Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Tennessee-Martin vs Ball State battle Saturday at Skyhawk Arena as the Skyhawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Supporters of the Cardinals have watched them go 3-2 and 1-1 ATS on the year, while the Skyhawks are at 2-6 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Skyhawks are 0-5, while the Cardinals have a 1-1 mark.

View Ball State vs Tennessee-Martin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Skyhawks as 8-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 257-rated Skyhawks and the No. 26-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-52 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tennessee-Martin's No. 234-rated squad against Ball State's No. 92-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tennessee-Martin rates No. 321 in the country with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 161 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 98-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Tennessee-Martin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Ball State was a 64-53 winner at home against Texas Southern. The Cardinals grabbed a 64-53 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 14-point effort from Jarrod Jones at Worthen Arena.

Tennessee-Martin was a 75-68 loser in their most recent outing at home against Central Arkansas. Corderio Maclin scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Skyhawks to a win (they lost 75-68 to Central Arkansas at Skyhawk Arena on Wednesday).

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing SIU Edwardsville are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Lipscomb are 2-1
After playing Central Arkansas are 1-3
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Ball State at SIU Edwardsville, Tuesday, December 6
Tennessee-Martin at Lipscomb, Tuesday, December 6