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MAC Tournament - Buffalo Bulls take on Cardinals in NCAA basketball test

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March 13, 6:30 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

13-19TEAM RECORD15-14

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Buffalo when they take on the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

This game is part of the MAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Quicken Loans Arena.

Supporters of the Bulls have watched them go 13-19 and 12-18 ATS on the year, while the Cardinals are at 15-14 and 13-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 13-9-1, while the Bulls have a 15-9-2 mark.

View Buffalo vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Ball State opened as 3-point underdogs 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:
The Cardinals sit at No. 240 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls sit at No. 164 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 66-64.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 122 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Ball State’s No. 128 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ball State is college basketball's No. 203-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 161 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 305 nationally in scoring at home.

Buffalo was a 74-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Central Michigan. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Javon McCrea scored 21 points leading the Bulls to a 74-72 victory over Central Michigan at Alumni Arena on Monday.

In their last action, Ball State was a 53-51 winner at home against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Jauwan Scaife scored 17 points leading the Cardinals to a 53-51 victory over Northern Illinois at Worthen Arena on Saturday.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Northern Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulls at Cardinals trends to consider:
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games

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