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Eastern Michigan Eagles take on Cardinals in college basketball test

Eastern Michigan EaglesBall State Cardinals
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals Odds


The Ball State Cardinals will hit the floor running against the visiting Eastern Michigan Eagles Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 4-4-1 ATS. Eastern Michigan is 5-6 against the total, while Ball State is 4-5 versus the number.

View Eastern Michigan vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Eagles are listed as 14-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 222-rated Eastern Michigan taking on the No. 172-rated Cardinals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-52 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 202 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 45 at 60.9 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 43.9% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (37.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 61-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 60-56 loser as they battled Central Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Eagles endured a 60-56 loss at the hands of the Chippewas on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Jamell Harris at EMU Convocation Center.

Ball State won its last outing, a 70-68 result against Toledo on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Ball State earned a 70-68 victory over Toledo on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Jarrod Jones at Savage Arena.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After playing Toledo are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Eagles at Cardinals trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Eastern Michigan is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ball State's last 7 games when playing Eastern Michigan
Ball State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Ball State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Eastern Michigan

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Western Michigan, Wednesday, January 18
Ball State at Central Michigan, Wednesday, January 18