Ball State Cardinals vs. Indiana State Sycamores ATS Odds

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The Indiana State Sycamores (2-3) will be at home in Hulman Center when they meet the Ball State Cardinals (1-4). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 149.5 points with Indiana State opening as a 1.5-point favorite. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 25, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.

Ball State Cardinals vs. Indiana State Sycamores Betting Preview

In the Cardinals last outing, they fell to the Bucknell Bison, 87-83. Tayler Persons had a good game for Ball State, leading the team in scoring with 21 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Bucknell did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (29-37; 78.4 percent). Ball State, on the other hand, held the Bison to an effective field goal percentage of 0.492 (below their season average of 0.570). The Sycamores will look to keep it rolling after topping the Missouri-St. Louis Tritons in their last game, 75-58. With 14 points on 4-for-5 shooting, Qiydar Davis was the games high scorer. Indiana State played a nearly perfect game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.400 (above their season average of 0.307) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.550 (above their season average of 0.452). For those same stats, Missouri-St. Louis was 0.188 and 0.359, respectively. Of Ball States 3 games that accepted bets, two have finished over the projected point total, while 2 of Indiana States 4 games have finished over the O/U total. The Sycamores have the sizable advantage straight up (SU) (2-3 vs. 1-4), but both teams have similar against the spread (ATS) records. Indiana State is 1-2-1, while Ball State is 1-2 ATS. The Sycamores won the only game against the Cardinals last season, 80-74. Indiana State did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (18-25; 72.0 percent). Ball State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 16.7).

Ball State Cardinals vs. Indiana State Sycamores ATS Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indiana State, ATS Winner – Ball State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Cardinals rank 134th in blocks per game (3.5) while the Sycamores rank 240th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • Ball State averages 37.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 99th in the NCAA. Indiana State ranks 320th in rebounds allowed per game (40.7).
  • The Sycamores rank 35th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while the Cardinals rank 215th (22.2).
  • Indiana State ranks 119th in steals allowed per game (6.0) while Ball State ranks 246th (7.1).