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Ball State Cardinals Face the Buffalo Bulls: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Alumni Arena will host Ball State Cardinals vs Buffalo Bulls action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Bulls betting line opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Ball State Cardinals vs Buffalo Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Bulls sit at 7-9 (6-5-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Ball State Cardinals are currently 10-6 (4-7-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Buffalo is 5-6 OU, and Ball State is 8-4 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 235-ranked Buffalo Bulls and the No. 212-rated Ball State Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 137-ranked offense, averaging 74.81 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 147 at 71.56 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 43.96% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.39% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Franko House scored 20 points leading the Cardinals to a 85-74 victory over Miami-Ohio at Worthen Arena on Tuesday.

The Bulls got 17 points from Blake Hamilton, but it was Ohio that prevailed in a 74-72 final on Tuesday at Alumni Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Ball State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo
  • Ball State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ball State's last 10 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Buffalo is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Ball State
  • Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 17th
Buffalo at Kent State, Tuesday, January 17th