Indiana State Sycamores vs. Ball State Cardinals - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (7-3) at Indiana State Sycamores (5-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Ball State Cardinals will travel to play the Indiana State Sycamores in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Indiana State Sycamores are 5-6 and are coming off of a win against St. Louis by a score of 76-68. Indiana State trailed by 3 points at halftime but had a big second half to secure the victory. Devonte Brown had 24 points and 5 assists for Indiana State. Brenton Scott added 21 points and 5 rebounds for the Sycamores. Indiana State was out rebounded by a total of 33-31 and had 11 assists in their victory. Indiana State is averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 67.8 points per game. Indiana State is also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Devonte Brown is averaging 14.5 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game, while Khristian Smith is averaging 10.9 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Indiana State. Indiana State is shooting 66.1% on free throws, 31.1% on three-pointers, and 40.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Ball State Cardinals are 7-3 and are coming off of a loss to Pepperdine by a score of 72-63. Ball State gave up a 13-2 run to their opponent, which put the game out of reach. Bo Calhoun had 14 points and 9 rebounds for Ball State. Ryan Weber added 13 points and 4 rebounds for the Cardinals. Ball State out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-38 and had 13 assists in their defeat. Ball State is averaging 70.6 points per game while giving up 62.8 points per game. Ball State is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Ryan Weber is averaging 12.3 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game, while Franko House is averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for Ball State. Ball State is shooting 69.2% on free throws, 36.6% on three-pointers, and 43.4% on all field goal attempts.
Ball State is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. Ball State is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games against the Missouri Valley. The under is 4-1 in Ball State’s last 5 Tuesday games. Indiana State is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. Indiana State is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Indiana State’s last 5 games following an ATS win.
Ball State has started this season very strong and has won 6 of their last 7 games. Both of these teams are low scoring, but have strong defenses. Ball State has a small advantage in rebounding and is the better shooting team. Indiana State hasn’t impressed me this year, and I look for Ball State to win this one.