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NCAA hoops odds preview - Ball State vs. Central Michigan

Ball State CardinalsCentral Michigan Chippewas
Feb 26, 6:30 PM | Rose Center

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD9-18

Central Michigan looks to cover the Chippewas-Cardinals pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 9-18 mark when they host Ball State in college basketball action.

The Chippewas sport records of 9-18 and 7-14-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 16-11 and 14-8-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-17 for the Chippewas and 13-11 for the Cardinals.

View Ball State vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Central Michigan in this one will find them as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 290 (Chippewas) and the No. 132 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-58 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Michigan's No. 256-rated squad against Ball State's No. 196-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Michigan rates No. 295 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 327 nationally with 4.3 per match.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 328 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 64-49 winner as they battled Eastern Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. Ball State earned a 64-49 victory over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Jarrod Jones at Worthen Arena.

Central Michigan was a 64-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Jalin Thomas scored 29 points for Central Michigan on Wednesday, leading the Chippewas to a 64-58 win over Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Western Michigan are 4-6
After playing Eastern Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Toledo are 4-6
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Cardinals at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Central Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games when playing at home against Ball State

Next up:
Ball State at Western Michigan, Wednesday, March 2
Central Michigan at Toledo, Tuesday, March 1

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