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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Ball State Cardinals Underdogs vs Central Michigan Chippewas

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Ball State when they take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Central Michigan Chippewas betting line as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ball State Cardinals will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 7-11 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-9-2 ATS. Ball State Cardinals are 10-8 on betting the total; Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-9.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 66 (Central Michigan) and the No. 185 (Ball State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 86 nationally ranked offense (76.62 points per game) against a Ball State Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 42 at 66.17 PPG. The Central Michigan Chippewas have been averaging 45.02% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals got 13 points from Franko House, but it was Ohio that prevailed in a 72-69 final on Tuesday at Worthen Arena.

The Chippewas endured a 71-56 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Chris Fowler at EMU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 8 games
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Miami (Ohio), Tuesday, February 16th
Central Michigan at Toledo, Tuesday, February 16th