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Eagles face Ball State Cardinals: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Eastern Michigan EaglesBall State Cardinals
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

8-18TEAM RECORD15-11

Ball State looks to cover the Cardinals-Eagles pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 15-11 mark when they host Eastern Michigan in college basketball action.

Ball State battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 8-18 mark (8-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-10 for the Cardinals and 11-10 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 132 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 208 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 69-62.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 125 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Ball State’s No. 215 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ball State is the No. 325-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 101 at 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 155-rated mark, allowing 70.1 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 188 in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 63-60 result against Jacksonville State on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Brandon Bowdry scored 28 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Eastern Michigan over Jacksonville State, 63-60, on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.

In their last action, Ball State was a 66-61 loser on the road against Wofford. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. Ball State suffered a 66-61 loss against Wofford on Saturday, getting 13 points from Jarrod Jones in a losing effort at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Eagles at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Eastern Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Ball State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Western Michigan, Sunday, February 27
Ball State at Central Michigan, Saturday, February 26