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Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ball State at Eastern Michigan
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Convocation Center
Ypsilanti, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Eastern Michigan -1 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Ball State Cardinals and Eastern Michigan Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Convocation Center.

The Ball State Cardinals could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 75.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tayler Persons is averaging 16.8 points and 4.3 assists while K.J. Walton is averaging 13.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Tahjai Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Moses is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Ball State Cardinals have split their last six road games.

The Eastern Michigan Eagles look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are averaging 66.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul Jackson is averaging 14.1 points and 4.8 assists while Elijah Minnie is averaging 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. James Thompson IV is the third double-digit scorer and Boubacar Toure is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 62.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have split their last six home games.

The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 8-24 ATS in their last 32 vs. Mid-American and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 vs. Mid-American, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Cardinals are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Eastern Michigan and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 overall. The under is 6-1 in Cardinals last 7 overall.

Both of these teams have been wild inconsistent, but Eastern Michigan did beat Ball State on the road earlier this season and has played its best ball at home this season. This is also the last home game of the season for the Eastern Michigan Eagles, a team that has four key seniors, so you know they're going to be motivated to end things the right way. In a near toss-up game, I'm going to give the edge to Eastern Michigan at home.

Pick:
Eastern Michigan -1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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