Betting on today’s Cardinals and Aces game? Catch the action at Ford Center in Evansville, IN, as the Aces hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cardinals are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 144.5 points.


The Pick: Evansville Aces +1.5

This game will be played at Ford Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Aces.
  • Not only will Evansville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can the Cardinals Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Following their first game, Ball State has a 1-0 overall record. Looking back to last season, Ball State has gone 2-3 in their last five road games. As of now, Ball State holds a 1-0 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. In their first away game of the season, Ball State went 8-8 vs. the spread last year.

Ball State’s comes in with an over/under record of 0-1-0 after their first game, having previously recorded an over/under record of 18-10-2 last season. Looking at the Cardinals’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-1 with their games averaging 88 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Ball State offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Old Dominion. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.6%, and they made 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Jalin Anderson, who is averaging 19.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Basheer Jihad also maintains a PPG average of 15 heading into game.

In the current season, the Ball State defense has excelled, sitting 5th in the nation by allowing 53.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Old Dominion, the Monarchs finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 68 points vs. Ball State.

Can Evansville Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

Evansville, who are currently undefeated at 2-0, will be playing against Ball State today. In their last three home games, including last year, Evansville has a record of 1-2. Evansville has a current against the spread record of 2-0 going into today’s game. Looking back to last year, the team’s last three games resulted in a 1-1 ATS record, with an average scoring differential of +16.

Evansville’s games have, on average, featured 134.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 145.2 points so far. When analyzing the Aces’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 79 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

In their recent matchup, the Evansville offense ended with 76 points against Southeast Missouri State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 53.3% and made 4 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Ben Humrichous, who holds an average of 16.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Yacine Toumi is averaging 14.3 points per game this season.

The Aces’ defense is presently ranked 10th nationally, allowing an average of 55.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Southeast Missouri State, the Redhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 57 points vs. Evansville.