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Eastern Michigan Eagles Face the Ball State Cardinals: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Eastern Michigan Eagles were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ball State Cardinals battles the Eastern Michigan Eagles, currently sitting with a 15-13 mark (10-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-10 for the Ball State Cardinals and 12-9 for the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 164-ranked Ball State Cardinals and the No. 138-rated Eastern Michigan Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ball State has the nation's No. 191-rated offensive output, at 70.11 PPG. The visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles defense ranks No. 192 allowing on average 74.07 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 44.75% so far, less than the Ball State Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.11% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Eagles got 16 points from Willie Mangum IV as Eastern Michigan ran past Western Michigan 73-62 on Tuesday at EMU Convocation Center.

The Cardinals endured a 77-67 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Tuesday, despite a 18-point effort from Ryan Weber at Savage Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 6 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ball State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Ball State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Ball State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, March 1st
Ball State at Central Michigan, Tuesday, March 1st