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Georgia Southern vs Ball State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 11/9/2021

Ball State Cardinals (0-0) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (0-0)
November 9, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -3.5 / Ball State Cardinals +3.5; Over/Under: +141
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The Ball State Cardinals and the Georgia Southern Eagles meet in college basketball action from the W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.

The Ball State Cardinals come into this season looking to bounce back from a 10-13 season including an 8-9 mark in MAC conference play, earning the #8 seed in the MAC tournament, but their stay was short as they were ousted by Toledo in overtime in the quarterfinals. The bad news for Ball State is some of their best players from last year are gone like Ishmael El-Amin, KJ Walton and Brachen Hazen, but Luke Bumbalough is back after recording 7.3 PPG and 2.8 APG and Miryne Thomas is also back after putting up 7.3 PPG and 5.1 RPG. The Cardinals also lured former NIU Husky Tyler Cochran to Muncie from the transfer portal after logging 15.5 PPG and 7.3 RPG for NIU last season. There’s not much expectation for this Ball State team but only time will tell if they can pull off some surprises and shock the MAC.

Winning Props Bets

The Georgia Southern Eagles come into 2021-22 looking to build off of a 13-13 mark in 2020-21, including 7-9 in conference play to finish with the #5 seed in the east in the conference tournament but the Eagles were bounced early by Arkansas State. The Eagles get some of their key pieces back, like Elijah McCadden who had 10.2 PPG and 5 RPG last season and Prince Toyambi who had 6 RPG last season in Georgia Southern’s front court and was an offensive rebounding machine for the Eagles. The Eagles also bring in Kentucky Wesleyan transfer Tre Cobbs, after putting up 16.8 PPG at Kentucky Wesleyan. Like Ball State, the Eagles aren’t expected to make much noise this season, but with so many players returning the continuity could play to their strength this season.

Ball State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Georgia Southern is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games.

This is an interesting matchup, but realistically, I need to see what Ball State brings to the table before putting any stock in the team this season. Georgia Southern brings back a ton of last year’s team and I think that only gives them more of an advantage. I’ll lay the points with Georgia Southern here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Georgia Southern -3.5
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Chris Ruffolo

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