Saturday's contest between the Northern Iowa Panthers (1-1) and the Ball State Cardinals (3-0) at John E. Worthen Arena is expected to be a competitive matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 76-74, with Northern Iowa taking home the win. Game time is at 11:00 AM ET on November 18.

The Cardinals took care of business in their most recent outing 85-56 against Chicago State on Tuesday.

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Ball State vs. Northern Iowa Game Info

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11:00 AM ET
  • Where: John E. Worthen Arena in Muncie, Indiana
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+

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Ball State vs. Northern Iowa Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Northern Iowa 76, Ball State 74

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Ball State Performance Insights (2022-23)

  • The Cardinals' +392 scoring differential last season (outscoring opponents by 11.2 points per game) was a result of putting up 77.8 points per game (17th in college basketball) while giving up 66.6 per outing (238th in college basketball).
  • In conference action, Ball State put up fewer points per contest (77.1) than its season average (77.8).
  • The Cardinals put up 84.6 points per game at home last year, compared to 70.9 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 13.7 points per contest.
  • In home games, Ball State gave up 5.1 fewer points per game (63.4) than away from home (68.5).

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