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Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos in college hoops odds

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Jan 7, 2:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Western Michigan Broncos vs Ball State Cardinals Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Ball State and Western Michigan on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Cardinals sit at 8-4 (3-3-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Broncos are currently 6-8 (5-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Ball State is 2-5 OU, and Western Michigan is 7-4 OU.

View Western Michigan vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cardinals as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 154 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 102 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 76-62.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 224 nationally ranked offense (66 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 311 at 75 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Broncos have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).

Defensively, Western Michigan features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.6 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 208 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Michigan was a 72-61 winner at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs. Western Michigan got 21 points from Matt Stainbrook en route to a 72-61 victory over Wisc-Milwaukee on Tuesday at University Arena.

Ball State won its last outing, a 70-55 result against Florida A&M on January 4. The Cardinals grabbed a 70-55 win over the Rattlers on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Jarrod Jones at Worthen Arena.

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Northern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-2
After a win are 6-4

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toledo are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Broncos at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ball State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
Ball State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Western Michigan

Next up:
Western Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Wednesday, January 11
Ball State at Toledo, Tuesday, January 10