Ball State Cardinals at Evansville Aces Betting Prediction


The Ball State Cardinals (6-3) will travel to the Ford Center to take on the Evansville Aces (4-4). The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Ball State Cardinals vs. Evansville Aces ATS Odds

In their last game, the Aces lost big to the Illinois Fighting Illini, 99-60, while the Cardinals were victorious over the Indiana State Sycamores, 86-69.

Ball State played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.231 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.546. For those same stats, Indiana State recorded marks of 0.164 and 0.433, respectively. Evansville, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.264 vs. 0.099). Marty Hill had a good outing for Evansville, finishing with 13 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Ball State received a boost from Tahjai Teague, who contributed 21 points and seven rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, K.J. Walton led the Cardinals to an 82-72 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 20 points. Ball State’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Cardinals had more offensive rebounds (16 vs. seven), defensive rebounds (26 vs. 23) and total rebounds (42 vs. 30).

Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Evansville has done a great job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 59th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.273), but Ball State has been among the best in the country at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 29th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.207).

Ball State at Evansville Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Evansville, ATS Winner – Evansville, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Ball State ranks 85th in rebounds per game (37.8) while Evansville ranks 257th (33.5).
  • The Cardinals average 5.5 steals per game, which ranks 162nd in the NCAA. The Aces rank 209th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Ball State averages 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 107th in the country. Evansville ranks 115th in assists allowed per game (12.7).
  • The Cardinals rank 34th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Aces rank 192nd (2.8).
  • Ball State ranks 247th in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while Evansville ranks 299th (16.2).