Eastern Michigan at Ball State: 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Ball State Cardinals (9-11) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (John E. Worthen Arena)
Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals -9.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ball State Cardinals and Eastern Michigan Eagles face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Worthen Arena.
The Ball State Cardinals come into this game with a 9-11 record overall but coming into this game they have won two games in a row. In the last game against Central Michigan, the offense was elite, putting up 91 points and that led to the victory. The Ball State Cardinals are currently averaging 73 points per game while their defense is giving up 74.5 points per game.Ball State on the season is shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Ishmael El-Amin has been the best player for Ball State averaging 16.2 points while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from behind the three point line. ‘
On the other side of this matchup is the Eastern Michigan Eagles who come into this game with a 5-11 record overall In the last game against Northern Illinois, the offense was elite putting 91 points and that was enough to come away with the victory. Eastern Michigan on the season is averaging 67.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 80.2 points per game. The Eagles are allowing opponents to shoot 50.2 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three point line. Ty Groce has been the best player for Eastern Michigan averaging 14.9 points while shooting 53.4 percent from behind the three point line. In this game for Eastern Michigan it’s going to be about the offense being strong early and run up the score.
The over is 14-3 in Ball State’s last 17 games against the MAC. Ball State is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games overall. Eastern Michigan is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games.
Ball State has the better team but Eastern Michigan has played better as of late and the Eagles are going to keep this game close. Back Eastern Michigan to cover the spread.