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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Cardinals College Hoops Game Preview

Central Michigan ChippewasBall State Cardinals
Feb 27, 7:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD11-14

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.

View Central Michigan vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Ball State opened as 5.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

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.

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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

Next up:
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, March 2
Ball State at Toledo, Saturday, March 2