Central Michigan Chippewas vs Cardinals College Hoops Game Preview
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
Worthen Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Ball State Cardinals and the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas in college hoops action on Wednesday.
The Cardinals currently sports a 11-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-12 ATS. The Chippewas are 9-17 and 12-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 10-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Chippewas have gone 13-7-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 248 (Cardinals) and the No. 320 (Chippewas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 63-62 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 280 nationally ranked offense (62.9 points per game) against a Chippewas defense that sits as the No. 302 at 72.2 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 41.6% from the field, more than the Chippewas have managed so far this season (39.9% on average).
Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.
Central Michigan was an 86-75 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Youngstown State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Central Michigan got 19 points from Chris Fowler but lost anyway, 86-75, to Youngstown State on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
Last time out for Ball State, they were an 85-82 winner as they battled SE Missouri State on the road. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog. Jauwan Scaife scored 18 points leading the Cardinals to an 85-82 victory over SE Missouri State at Show Me Center on Saturday.
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Youngstown State are 1-0
After a loss are 1-9
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Chippewas at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
Ball State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Central Michigan
Ball State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Central Michigan
Ball State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Central Michigan
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, March 2
Ball State at Toledo, Saturday, March 2