Toledo Rockets vs. Ball State Cardinals: 3/5/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 5, 2021

K.J. Walton leads the Ball State Cardinals (10-11) against the Toledo Rockets (19-7) after putting up 32 points in a 100-65 win over Eastern Michigan. The Rockets are 9-point favorites in the matchup on Friday, March 5, 2021, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on CBS Sports. The matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points.

Betting Information

Toledo vs Ball State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Toledo -9 -110 -110 152.5 -108 -113 -470 345

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Computer picks for Toledo vs Ball State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Toledo (-9) Under (152.5) Toledo 80 Ball State 70

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Total Facts

  • The Rockets and their opponents have combined for 152.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 13 of 26 games (50%) this year.
  • Ball State and its opponents have combined to score at least 152.5 points in six of 21 opportunities (28.6%) this season.
  • The two teams average a combined 2.8 more points per game (155.3) than this game’s over/under of 152.5 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 145.5 points per game, 7.0 less than the point total for this matchup.
  • The average point total for Rockets games this year is equal to the total of 152.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Cardinals games this season is 4.1 fewer points than the point total of 152.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 81 points per game the Rockets average are 6.9 more points than the Cardinals give up (74.1).
  • Toledo has a 15-3 record overall and a 13-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 74.1 points.
  • In games Ball State allows more than 81 points, it is 0-6 against the spread and 1-5 overall.
  • The Cardinals’ 74.3 points per game are just 2.9 more points than the 71.4 the Rockets give up.
  • Ball State has put together an 8-0 ATS record and a 9-3 overall record in games it scores more than 71.4 points.
  • Toledo’s record is 6-6 overall and 7-5 against the spread when it allows more than 74.3 points to its opponents.
  • The Rockets have scored a total of 250 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.6 per game), and the Cardinals have out-scored opponents by only four points on the season (0.2 more per game).

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Toledo Betting Information

  • Toledo is strong against the spread, going 17-8 this season.
  • The Rockets have posted a winning record of 6-2 against the spread when the spread is -9 or bigger.
  • The Rockets and their opponents have gone over the total in 14 of 25 games (56%) this season.

Ball State Betting Information

  • The Cardinals have an 8-13 record against the spread, covering in only 38.1% of their matchups.
  • When they are at least 9-point underdogs, the Cardinals have gone 1-1 against the spread.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 15 of 21 (71.4%).

Head to Head

Toledo vs Ball State (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Toledo -8.5 149 -417 +321 Regular Season 81-67 BALLST
2/29/2020 Toledo -2 136 -137 +111 Regular Season 69-63 TOLEDO
1/3/2020 Ball State -1.5 136.5 -126 +104 Regular Season 61-57 BALLST
2/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-72 TOLEDO
1/4/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-64 BALLST

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Toledo Leaders

  • Marreon Jackson leads the Rockets in points and assists per game, scoring 17.4 points and distributing 6.0 assists.
  • Setric Millner Jr. leads the Rockets in rebounding, grabbing 6.5 boards per game while also scoring 12.2 points a contest.
  • Spencer Littleson leads the Rockets in three-point shooting, making an average of 3.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Jackson and JT Shumate lead the Rockets on the defensive end, with Jackson leading the team in steals averaging 2.0 per game and Shumate in blocks averaging 1.3 per contest.

Ball State Leaders

  • The Cardinals’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Walton with 16.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
  • Jarron Coleman’s assist statline leads Ball State; he records 3.4 assists per game.
  • Coleman knocks down 2.2 three-pointers per game, the most on the Cardinals.
  • Ishmael El-Amin (1.5 steals per game) and Blake Huggins (0.7 blocks per game) lead the Cardinals in steals and blocks, respectively.
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