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March 2, 2:00 PM | Savage Arena

Ball State Cardinals vs Toledo Rockets Odds

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Savage Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Toledo Rockets and the visiting Ball State Cardinals in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Rockets bring a 13-12 record (12-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-14 Cardinals, who are 11-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Toledo go 7-10-3 so far and the Cardinals go 11-8-1.

View Ball State vs Toledo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Toledo sat as 8.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 208 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 248 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 67-64.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 147 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with Toledo’s No. 241 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toledo is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 227 with 5.7 per game.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. Toledo, meanwhile, comes in at No. 198 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 95-90 winner as they battled Central Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Jauwan Scaife went off for 34 points and added 3 rebounds for good measure, leading Ball State to a 95-90 win over Central Michigan on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.

Toledo was a 65-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Western Michigan. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Toledo suffered a 65-62 loss against Western Michigan on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Reese Holliday in a losing effort at Savage Arena.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Western Michigan are 6-4
After playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Western Michigan are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toledo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Ball State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Toledo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toledo's last 6 games
Toledo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toledo's last 5 games when playing Ball State
Toledo is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Ball State

Next up:
Ball State at Western Michigan, Tuesday, March 5
Toledo home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, March 5