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Ball State Cardinals vs Buffalo Bulls in college hoops odds

Buffalo BullsBall State Cardinals
9-5January 23, 2014, 08:00 | Worthen Arena3-12

The Ball State Cardinals will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Buffalo Bulls at Worthen Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.

The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 5-8 ATS. Buffalo is 5-5 on the totals; Ball State is 6-6.

View Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cardinals as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 327 and the Bulls at No. 129 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 71-60 winner as they battled Kent State at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. Buffalo got 25 points and 10 rebounds from Will Regan en route to a 71-60 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

In their last action, Ball State was a 64-52 loser at home against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Zavier Turner scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 64-52 to Miami (Ohio) at Worthen Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ball State's No. 236-ranked offense, averaging 65.53 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 64 at 66.36 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 40.54% so far, less than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

A few Bulls at Cardinals trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Ball State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Northern Illinois, Saturday, January 25th
Ball State at Western Michigan, Sunday, January 26th