The USC Upstate Spartans (1-3) travel to face off against the Ball State Cardinals (1-1) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Worthen Arena in Muncie and televised on ESPN+. Both USC Upstate and Ball State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
USC Upstate Spartans vs Ball State Cardinals
The USC Upstate Spartans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
USC Upstate has a 1-3 record after four games. Looking at their previous ten road games, which includes last year, they have a 3-7 record. As of now, USC Upstate has a 1-3 record against the spread going into today’s game. Looking back at their previous ten games, which includes the previous season, USC Upstate has a solid 6-2-1 ATS record.
USC Upstate’s games have, on average, featured 140 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-3-0. Their average over/under line is currently 142.1 points so far. The Spartans have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 72 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
The Ball State Cardinals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into their third game of the season, Ball State holds a 1-1 record. In their previous three games where they were favored, Ball State is winless at 0-3. Looking at Ball State’s ATS performance up until now, they have a 1-1 record. In their last three games, the team has a 1-0 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +16.
Ball State comes in with an over/under record of 0-2-0 through two games, with their games averaging a combined 132.5 points per game so far. In the Cardinals’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 83 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1.
USC Upstate Offense Breakdown
USC Upstate offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 53 points against Minnesota. In that game, they made 6/21 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 33.9%. On the offensive front, the Spartans have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 229th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 77th in terms of percentage and 110th in three-pointers made.
|Trae Broadnax (G)||13.8||4.6||3.6|
|Justin Bailey (G)||13.8||1.6||0.8|
|Miguel Ayesa (G)||9.8||1.2||0.4|
Ball State Offense Breakdown
The Ball State offense is coming off a game where they scored 50 points against Evansville. They posted a field goal percentage of 31.4% and connected on 5 threes. On the offensive front, the Cardinals have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 238th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 157th in terms of percentage and 200th in three-pointers made.
|Basheer Jihad (F)||16.5||5.8||0.8|
|Jalin Anderson (G)||15.8||4.2||2.2|
|Mickey Pearson Jr (F)||8.8||4.0||0.5|
USC Upstate Team Defense
The Spartans’ defense is presently ranked 97th nationally, allowing an average of 70.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, USC Upstate’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.6% this season.
Ball State Team Defense
In the current season, the Ball State defense has excelled, sitting 15th in the nation by allowing 58.2 points per game. The Ball State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 74 points and allowed Evansville to connect on 5 threes.
Spartans vs Cardinals Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, USC Upstate has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 63 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- Across the Cardinals last five home games, the team averaged 66 points per game while allowing 73. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 1-4 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Spartans have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
- As the betting favorite, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Ball State posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
We’re calling a win for the Cardinals, with a final score of 73-69, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Cardinals at -2.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Spartans and Cardinals to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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