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Ball State vs Eastern Michigan Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/3/23

Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-15) vs. Ball State Cardinals (15-7)
February 3, 2023 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -11.5 / Eastern Michigan Eagles +11.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Ball State Cardinals meet in college basketball action from the Worthen Arena on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Ball State is listed as a 11.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -700. The total for this game is set at 151.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Ball State’s 75-64 win back on February 26th, 2022, made it 6 straight wins for the Cardinals in this head-to-head matchup.


Eastern Michigan is 9-22 ATS in their last 31 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Ball State is 24-11 ATS in their last 35 games against a team with a losing record and 22-9 ATS in their last 31 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 games against a team with a losing record.


I’m leaning towards Eastern Michigan and the points here. The Eagles have been decent in the underdog role as of late with a pair of outright wins as well and maybe it’s more of a fade of Ball State as a big favorite more than anything else, but I’ll stick with the Eagles and the points as I just think this is a game that’s decided by single digits.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Eastern Michigan +11.5

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