On Tuesday night, fans from all around will gather at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN for a crucial MAC battle between the Northern Illinois Huskies (11-14 SU, 12-10 ATS) and the Ball State Cardinals (18-7 SU, 13-10 ATS). BSU is the nine-point favorite and the game total is 147 points.
NIU is fighting for a top seed in the MAC Tournament, as they are just three games out of first place. The Huskies are 3-2 in their last five and 7-5 in conference action, and most recently blew out Western Michigan, outscoring the Broncos 46-26 after the half. NIU shot 52.5 percent and held the Broncos to 33.3 percent, while also winning the rebounding and turnover battles. Sophomore guard Zarique Nutter poured in 18 points, and five other Huskies scored double figures.
The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last five and 9-3 in MAC play. BSU won their fifth straight over the weekend, beating Bowling Green by 21 points at home. The Cardinals scored 49 first-half points and 93 total points, shooting just under 56 percent from the field. They outrebounded the Falcons 39-32 with 11 offensive boards. Sophomore center Payton Sparks scored 18 points, and six other Cardinals contributed eight or more points.
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Ball State averages 76.2 points per game on 47.5 percent shooting, including 37.9 percent from three-point range. The Cardinals are 124th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 49th in effective field goal percentage. On defense, they give up 69.1 points per game on 43.3 percent shooting, with a 36.6 three-point shooting percentage.
Both teams have a lot to play for in this matchup, so be sure to tune in Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET to catch all the action!
We will see which of the two teams will win the game, if the Cardinals will be able to increase their winning streak to 6, or if the Huskies will defeat their rival to get their second consecutive victory.
Northern Illinois Huskies vs Ball State Cardinals Game Information
- Date: 02/14/2023
- Time: 09:00 PM ET
- Location: Worthen Arena, Muncie, IN.
- How to Watch Northern Illinois vs Ball State : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Northern Illinois vs Ball State Betting Lines
Northern Illinois is +450 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $450.On the other side, Ball State is -600 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $17.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Northern Illinois at a 18.18% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Ball State has 85.71% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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