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Ball State Bowling Green Betting Preview

Bowling Green Falcons Ball State Cardinals
10-14 February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Worthen Arena 4-18



Bowling Green travels to Ball State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-14 record with a victory over the Cardinals.

The Cardinals currently sports a 4-18 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-12 ATS. The Falcons are 10-14 and 13-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 10-9 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Falcons have gone 10-13 against the number.

View Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cardinals installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Cardinals sit at No. 260 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Falcons sit at No. 188 on the same chart.

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Bowling Green lost its last outing, a 62-61 result against Kent State on February 12. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Falcons got 18 points from Jehvon Clarke, but it was Kent State that prevailed in a 62-61 final on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Ball State was a 73-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Jesse Berry scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 73-62 to Eastern Michigan at Worthen Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Ball State's No. 241-ranked scoring average of 63.68 PPG, against a Falcons defense rated No. 33 and allowing 64.12 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 39.83% to date this season, less than the Falcons shooters have managed so far (42.99% per game).

A few Falcons at Cardinals trends to consider:
Bowling Green is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Bowling Green is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 6 games
Bowling Green is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Ball State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Bowling Green home to Toledo, Thursday, February 20th
Ball State at Central Michigan, Wednesday, February 19th