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Spread, Betting Line and Odds for December 7
Ball State Cardinals vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers Preview

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The Eastern Illinois Panthers (2-7) go up against the Ball State Cardinals (4-4) at Lantz Arena on December 7, 2022.

Wednesday's game between the Cardinals and the Panthers sees the Cardinals as a double-digit favorite by 11 points. The point total for the game is set at 135.5.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Charleston, Illinois
  • Arena: Lantz Arena
  • Spread: Ball State -11
  • Total: 135.5
  • Moneyline: Ball State -655, Eastern Illinois +469

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Ball State Betting Info

  • Ball State has registered a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cardinals have split the two match ups they have played as odds-on favorites this season.
  • The Cardinals have yet to play a game this season with better moneyline odds than -655.
  • This season, Ball State's games have hit the over three times out of seven chances.

Eastern Illinois Betting Info

  • Eastern Illinois has covered the spread four times over seven games with a set spread.
  • Eastern Illinois is 3-0 ATS when playing as at least 11-point underdogs.
  • The Panthers have been the moneyline underdog a total of six times this season, and they've lost each of those games.
  • The Panthers have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of +469 or longer.
  • This year, Eastern Illinois' games have hit the over four times.

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Ball State vs. Eastern Illinois Comparison

Ball State Rank Ball State Stat Eastern Illinois Stat Eastern Illinois Rank
94th 77.4 Points Scored 66.6 302nd
160th 67.8 Points Allowed 66.7 131st
181st 13.6 Assists 13.3 201st
174th 12.4 Turnovers 12.9 212th
34th 49.2% Field Goal % 40.1% 333rd
185th 42.8% Field Goal % Allowed 40.2% 81st

Ball State Key Players

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Cardinals is Payton Sparks, who puts up 14.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
  • Ball State's best passer is Demarius Jacobs, who averages 3.1 assists per game to go with his 12.5 PPG scoring average.
  • Jarron Coleman leads the Cardinals in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Jacobs is a standout on the defensive end for Ball State, leading the team in steals with 1.9 per game and blocks with 1.6 per contest.

Eastern Illinois Key Players

  • Kinyon Hodges is at the top of the Panthers scoring leaderboard with 11.1 points per game. He also pulls down 4.5 rebounds and dishes out 2.6 assists per game.
  • Eastern Illinois' leader in rebounds is Nick Ellington with 4.7 per game, and its leader in assists is Yaakema Rose Jr. with 2.8 per game.
  • Kyle Carlesimo is dependable from deep and leads the Panthers with 1.3 made threes per game.
  • Eastern Illinois' leader in steals is Sincere Malone (2.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Ellington (0.7 per game).

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