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Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners 12/24/2019 Predictions, Previews and Picks

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Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners 12-24-2019 Predictions Previews and Picks

Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners 12/24/2019 – The Ball State Cardinals and UTEP Miners are headed to Honolulu, Hawaii as they are the only college basketball game happening on the day before Christmas. UTEP holds an 8-3 record but they are coming off from two straight losses. On the other hand, Ball State is at 6-5 and hopes to advance further in the winning column. This game will happen at 1:30 PM Eastern Time this Tuesday, December 24 at the Stan Sheriff Center. ESPNU will televise the game while SofaScore will have the live stream available. Basketball Betting Tips Over Under calls it a close game with the UTEP Miners with a slight edge.

Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners 12/24/2019

When: Tuesday, December 24, 1:30 AM
Where: Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
TV: ESPNU
Stream: Sofascore

Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners 12/24/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ball State -1 (-110) 124 o (-110) -118
Team 2 +1 (-110) 124 u (-110) -102
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Ball State Cardinals

The Ball State Cardinals will be relying on the tandem of Tahjai Teague and Ishmael El-Amin who each averages 14.2 points per game. Teague has a more complete game doing 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. El-Amin is the team’s best three-point shooter dropping 48.3% from beyond the arc. Kyle Mallers is the team’s third top scorer with 11.4 points and if they want to gain momentum before Christmas, KJ Walton, Jarron Coleman and Luke Bumbalough need to step up on their game.

Players to watch:

T. Teague F (11 GP 26.5 MIN 14.2 PTS 8.2 REB 2.2 AST 1.6 STL 1.4 BLK 2.3 TO 53.8 FG% 60 FT% 22.2 3P%), I. El-Amin G (11 GP 28.9 MIN 14.2 PTS 3 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 51.5 FG% 75.9 FT% 48.3 3P%), K. Mallers F (11 GP 29.3 MIN 11.4 PTS 4.9 REB 0.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.9 TO 50 FG% 81.3 FT% 45.9 3P%).

UTEP Miners

The Miners are riding Bryson Williams who is doing 20.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and shoots an incredible 59.3% from the three-point line. Him alone is a load to bear for the Cardinals. But against Ball State, someone has to help him out and Souley Boum and Daryl Edwards mainly had to do more scoring for them to get over the hump. The Miners are quite predictable on what they will do but Williams is not an easy player to stop. 

Players to watch:

B. Williams F (11 GP 27.7 MIN 20.8 PTS 6.8 REB 0.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 58.7 FG% 83.6 FT% 59.3 3P%), S. Boum G (11 GP 31.2 MIN 11.5 PTS 3.2 REB 2.2 AST 1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.3 TO 37.4 FG% 91.4 FT% 27.3 3P%), D. Edwards G (11 GP 33.9 MIN 9.7 PTS 2.4 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 40 FG% 84.2 FT% 32.8 3P%).

Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners Betting Predictions

Trends

Ball State Cardinals

Cardinals are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Ball State’s last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ball State’s last 9 games this season.
Cardinals are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games played in December.
Ball State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Tuesday.

UTEP Miners

Miners are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of UTEP’s last 10 games.
UTEP is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
Miners are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games this season.
UTEP is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Mid-American conference.

Ball State Cardinals vs UTEP Miners Betting Picks

UTEP is more of a one-man team and Williams will have to dictate the tempo from the very beginning of the game. They seem to be the safer bet according to Sports Betting but your money will also rely on how good Williams will be in this game.

Moneyline: The ML for UTEP for this match against Ball State is handed at -102. Cardinals are at -118.

Spread: It is only 1 point that separates both teams with the Cardinals being the underdogs at +1.

Total: The Cardinals and Miners are to reach 124 points with the UTEP going under.

Score Prediction: 65-60, Miners win.