Ball State Cardinals vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles: 3/2/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 2, 2021

The Ball State Cardinals (9-11) visit the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-11) as 8-point favorites after Ishmael El-Amin racked up 33 points in the Cardinals 97-91 victory over Central Michigan. The matchup is at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The point total in the matchup is 144.5.

Betting Information

Ball State vs Eastern Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ball State -8 -110 -110 144.5 -113 -108 -385 295

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Ball State vs Eastern Michigan
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Eastern Michigan (+8) Over (144.5) Ball State 78 Eastern Michigan 70

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Total Facts

  • In 65% of their opportunities this year (13 of 20 chances), the Cardinals and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s point total of 144.5 points.
  • In 11 of 16 outings (68.8%) this year, Eastern Michigan has combined with its opponents to score more than 144.5 points.
  • The Cardinals and the Eagles combine to average 0.6 fewer points per game than the total of 144.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 149.5 points per game, 5.0 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Cardinals average point total in matchups this season is 147.6, 3.1 points higher than the total in this game.
  • Eagles games this year have averaged a total of 145.8 points, 1.3 more than the point total in this matchup.

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Ball State Betting Information

  • Ball State has struggled against the spread, going 7-13 on the year.
  • The Cardinals have covered half the time, going 1-1 against the spread when favored by at least 8 points.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have gone over the total in 14 of 20 games (70%) this season.

Eastern Michigan Betting Information

  • The Eagles have a 4-8 record against the spread, covering in just 33.3% of their matchups.
  • In the majority of Eastern Michigan’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (9 out of 12 games, 75%).

Head to Head

Ball State vs Eastern Michigan (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 Ball State -6 119 -279 +218 Regular Season 64-55 BALLST
1/14/2020 Ball State -3.5 124.5 -176 +144 Regular Season 69-52 BALLST
3/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 68-61 EMICH
1/8/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-82 EMICH

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Ball State Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Cardinals this season is El-Amin, who averages 16.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
  • K.J. Walton is the Cardinals leading rebounder, pulling down 5.6 per game, while Jarron Coleman is their best passer, averaging 3.5 assists in each contest.
  • Coleman makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cardinals, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.
  • El-Amin and Blake Huggins lead the Cardinals on the defensive end, with El-Amin leading the team in steals averaging 1.6 per game and Huggins in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.

Eastern Michigan Leaders

  • Ty Groce has the top spot on the Eagles leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 14.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
  • Bryce McBride’s assist statline leads Eastern Michigan; he racks up 2.5 assists per game.
  • Drew Lowder paces his teammates on the Eagles with 1.8 made threes per contest.
  • Eastern Michigan’s leader in steals is Yeikson Montero with 2.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Groce with 1.0 per game.
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