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Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos in college hoops odds

Western Michigan BroncosBall State Cardinals
18-8February 26, 2014, 07:00 | Worthen Arena4-21

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Ball State Cardinals try to run the Western Michigan Broncos off the court at Worthen Arena in college hoops action.

The Cardinals are 4-21 so far on the season, and 11-12 ATS vs. the number. The Broncos, meanwhile, are 18-8 and 12-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ball State go 13-9 and the Broncos go 12-10 on the totals.

View Western Michigan Broncos vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Ball State opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 255-ranked Cardinals and the No. 101-rated Broncos in this matchup.

Western Michigan won its last outing, a 75-67 result against Eastern Michigan on February 23. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Shayne Whittington scored 22 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Western Michigan over Eastern Michigan, 75-67, on Sunday at University Arena.

Ball State lost its last outing, an 85-74 result against Toledo on February 23. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Ball State suffered an 85-74 loss against Toledo on Sunday, getting 22 points from Chris Bond in a losing effort at Savage Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 227 nationally ranked offense (65.36 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 59 at 66.31 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 40.29% from the field, less than the Broncos have managed so far this season (45.73% on average).

A few Broncos at Cardinals trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Western Michigan is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Western Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 5 games
Ball State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Western Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, March 1st
Ball State at Central Michigan, Saturday, March 1st