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Ball State Cardinals Home to Northern Illinois Huskies in NCAA Basketball Betting

Worthen Arena features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host Ball State Cardinals and the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies in college hoops betting odds action on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Ball State Cardinals betting line as -5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ball State Cardinals battles the Northern Illinois Huskies, currently sitting with a 15-15 mark (12-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 18-8 for the Ball State Cardinals and 16-11 for the Northern Illinois Huskies.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 189-ranked Ball State Cardinals and the No. 216-rated Northern Illinois Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies rank No. 62 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.7 per game. That compares with Ball State’s No. 50 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ball State is college basketball's No. 38-ranked team at 9.03 per game, while the Northern Illinois Huskies rate No. 254 with 5 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Illinois suffered a 70-56 loss against Western Michigan on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Marin Maric in a losing effort at NIU Convocation Center.

Ball State got 31 points from Tayler Persons en route to a 82-74 victory over Toledo on Tuesday at Savage Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Illinois is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northern Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Northern Illinois's last 12 games
  • Northern Illinois is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Ball State's last 15 games
  • Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home