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Ball State Cardinals Face the Central Michigan Chippewas: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Ball State Cardinals


Central Michigan Chippewas
Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:30 PM ET
McGuirk Arena

The Central Michigan Chippewas hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Ball State Cardinals pay a visit to McGuirk Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Ball State Cardinals opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total was set to open a bit later (check out [custom:bodog] for the latest situation).

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas sit at 19-5 (9-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Ball State Cardinals are currently 7-17 (10-10 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Central Michigan is 7-7 OU, and Ball State is 8-6 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Central Michigan Chippewas rated this week at No. 55 and the Ball State Cardinals sitting at No. 265.

How Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 9 nationally ranked offense (79.54 points per game) against a Ball State Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 179 at 68.25 PPG. The Central Michigan Chippewas have been averaging 47.53% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (42.89% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bo Calhoun scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 58-53 to Kent State at Memorial A on Wednesday).

Braylon Rayson scored 23 points leading the Chippewas to a 68-66 victory over Northern Illinois at McGuirk Arena on Wednesday.

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Odds Trends

Ball State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 8 games
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Western Michigan, Tuesday, February 24th
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, February 24th