The Ball State Cardinals (5-8) are expected to extend a four-game losing streak when they host the Toledo Rockets (12-4) as 8.5-point underdogs at 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Worthen Arena. The contest airs on CBS Sports. The over/under in the matchup is 149.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Rockets (-8.5)

The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.3 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

Pick OU:
Under (149)

The model predicts a total 1.3 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Toledo 78, Ball State 69

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Rockets’ average implied point total this season is 1.9 fewer points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (77.1 implied points on average compared to 79 implied points in this game).
  • Toledo will aim to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (79) for the ninth time this season.
  • The Cardinals’ average implied point total on the season (73.5 points) is 3.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (70 points).
  • Ball State has put up more than 70 points in seven games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Toledo and Ball State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 8.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Rockets 10-5 2-1 8-7
Cardinals 4-8 1-0 8-3-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Ball State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/2/2021 Akron Win 91-76 2/2/2021 Buffalo Loss 78-58
1/30/2021 Bowling Green Win 84-66 1/30/2021 Akron Loss 74-42
1/26/2021 Miami (OH) Win 90-81 1/23/2021 Ohio Loss 85-77
1/23/2021 Kent State Win 76-74 1/19/2021 Miami (OH) Loss 81-71
1/19/2021 Central Michigan Win 89-72 1/16/2021 Northern Illinois Win 78-58

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