Ball State Cardinals (3-2) at Indiana State Sycamores (1-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -4 -- Over/Under: 141 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Indiana State Sycamores meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Hulman Center.
The Ball State Cardinals look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 73.4 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 44.9 percent shooting. KJ Walton is averaging 20.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Ishmael El-Amin is averaging 17 points and 3.6 assists. Miryne Thomas is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Luke Bumbalough is dishing 1.2 assists. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
The Indiana State Sycamores look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 69 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 51.4 percent shooting. Tyreke Key is averaging 12.7 points and 3.3 assists while Cooper Neese is averaging 12.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Tre Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Jake LaRavia is grabbing six rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores are shooting 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana State Sycamores are allowing 43.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Sycamores are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The over is 7-0 in Cardinals last 7 overall. The under is 7-2 in Sycamores last 9 overall.
The Ball State Cardinals are coming off three solid victories and you have to like their upside considering they're winning while shooting poorly from the field. The Indiana State Sycamores have been hit or miss this season and they're one of the worst defensive teams in terms of field goal percentage and three point percentage allowed. Ball State has been rough against the spread on the road, but its the team in better form and should have some offensive success here. Give me the buckets.