Ball State Cardinals vs. IUPUI Jaguars Betting Prediction

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The Ball State Cardinals (4-3) will travel to Indiana Farmers Coliseum to square off with the IUPUI Jaguars (5-2). The game starts at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Ball State Cardinals vs. IUPUI Jaguars Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Jaguars beat the Bradley Braves 85-73, while the Cardinals had no trouble getting past the Tiffin Dragons 108-62.

Ball State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.246 (matching their season average) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 32.7). For those same stats, Tiffin was 0.100 and 18.8, respectively. The Jaguars, meanwhile, knocked down 29 of their 39 free throws (74.4 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.571 (above their season average of 0.503). IUPUI was lifted by Camron Justice, who contributed 27 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Trey Moses was a key piece for Ball State with 14 points and 17 rebounds.

The Cardinals won the only game between these two teams last season, 83-64. Ball State’s 0.621 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over IUPUI, who had a mark of 0.440.

IUPUI may have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this showdown. Since the 2017-18 season, the Jaguars rank 206th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.231, while Ball State ranks 74th in FTA rate allowed (0.206).

Ball State Cardinals at IUPUI Jaguars Betting Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Ball State, ATS Winner – IUPUI, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Ball State ranks 59th in rebounds per game (38.0) while IUPUI ranks 227th (34.4).
  • The Cardinals rank 153rd in three pointers attempted per game (22.3) while the Jaguars rank 232nd (20.3).
  • Ball State averages 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 131st in the NCAA. IUPUI ranks 147th in assists allowed per game (13.1).
  • The Cardinals rank 104th in blocks per game (3.8) while the Jaguars rank 247th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
  • IUPUI ranks 99th in steals per game (6.7) while Ball State ranks 240th (5.4).