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Eastern Michigan Eagles take on Cardinals in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Ball State Cardinals host Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, looking to build on their 9-4 mark against the 9-4 Eagles in college basketball betting action at Worthen Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ball State Cardinals betting line opened as -5.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ball State Cardinals sport a record of 9-4 and 5-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Eastern Michigan Eagles have 9-4 and 5-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-7 for the Ball State Cardinals and 4-3 for the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 182-ranked Ball State Cardinals and the No. 169-rated Eastern Michigan Eagles in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Eastern Michigan is ranked No. 143 in NCAA basketball at 36.46 per game. Contrast that with Ball State's No. 138 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ball State is the No. 86-ranked team in the country at 8.54 per game, while Eastern Michigan rates No. 215 at 6.46 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Eastern Michigan earned a 67-48 victory over Rochester College on Friday, getting 12 points from Paul Jackson at EMU Convocation Center.

The battle between the Cardinals and Rattlers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Florida A&M was handed a 75-54 defeat on Friday at Worthen Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Eastern Michigan is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ball State
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ball State
  • Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Ball State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan
  • Ball State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next Betting Matchups

Eastern Michigan home to Bowling Green, Saturday, January 6th
Ball State at Buffalo, Saturday, January 6th