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Ball State vs Northern Illinois Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/14/23

Northern Illinois Huskies (11-13) vs. Ball State Cardinals (18-7)
February 14, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -8.5 / Northern Illinois Huskies +8.5; Over/Under: +145.5
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The Northern Illinois Huskies and the Ball State Cardinals meet in college basketball action from the Worthen Arena on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Ball State is listed as an 8.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -450. The total for this game is set at 145.5 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 87-69 win over Northern Illinois back on January 28th, 2023, made it three straight wins for the road team and 6 wins in the last 7 meetings head-to-head for Ball State.


Northern Illinois is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Ball State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win by 20+ points and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games after scoring 90 points or more in their previous game.


I’m not rushing to bet this game, but I’ll take a shot with Northern Illinois here. I think Ball State likely wins this game and could get close to covering, but this also feels like a lot of points to give to a Northern Illinois team that’s won their last four games outright all as underdogs. Should be a fun one to watch, but I’ll stick with NIU and the points given how much success the road team has had in this matchup.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Northern Illinois +8.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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