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Ball State Cardinals Home to Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Worthen Arena against the Ball State Cardinals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in this one, their betting line was listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ball State Cardinals battles the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, currently sitting with a 6-4 mark (5-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-3 for the Ball State Cardinals and 3-5 for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

The Cardinals - Colonels odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ball State is rated No. 146 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Eastern Kentucky is at No. 148.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 90 nationally ranked offense (77.56 points per game) against a Eastern Kentucky Colonels defense that sits as the No. 226 at 78.3 PPG. The Ball State Cardinals have been averaging 48.11% from the field, more than the Colonels have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Colonels got 24 points from Asante Gist as Eastern Kentucky ran past Jacksonville 80-76 on Wednesday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Trey Moses scored 17 points leading the Cardinals to a 80-63 victory over Bradley at Worthen Arena on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Eastern Kentucky is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ball State is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Kentucky at Louisville, Saturday, December 17th
Ball State at Longwood, Monday, December 19th