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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Central Michigan Chippewas in Battle with Ball State Cardinals

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Ball State Cardinals taking on the Central Michigan Chippewas Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Central Michigan sat as -2-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas currently sport a 16-10 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-10 ATS. The Ball State Cardinals are 16-10 and 9-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Central Michigan Chippewas produce a 16-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Ball State Cardinals have gone 17-5 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 135-rated Ball State Cardinals taking on the No. 75-rated Central Michigan Chippewas in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Ball State is ranked No. 68 in NCAA basketball at 37.77 per game. Contrast that with Central Michigan's No. 23 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Central Michigan is the No. 1-ranked team in the country at 12.85 per game, while Ball State rates No. 49 at 8.85 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ryan Weber scored 23 points leading the Cardinals to a 81-72 victory over Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center on Tuesday.

Braylon Rayson scored 28 points for Central Michigan on Tuesday, but the Bulls managed a 99-93 victory over the Chippewas at McGuirk Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ball State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ball State's last 11 games
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Central Michigan's last 12 games
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, February 21st
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Tuesday, February 21st