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Ball State Cardinals Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Western Michigan Broncos

The Western Michigan Broncos will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Tuesday when they play host to the Ball State Cardinals at University Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Western Michigan Broncos betting line as -3-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Western Michigan Broncos battles the Ball State Cardinals, currently sitting with a 10-5 mark (4-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-4-1 for the Western Michigan Broncos and 5-4 for the Ball State Cardinals.

The Broncos - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Western Michigan is rated No. 190 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ball State is at No. 142.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 143-ranked offense, averaging 73.8 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 26 at 63.93 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 43.95% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.45% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ball State got 21 points from Francis Kiapway but lost anyway, 79-73, to Ohio on Saturday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

Western Michigan got 26 points from Thomas Wilder on the way to a 62-53 loss against Akron on Friday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Ball State is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Western Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ball State
  • Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 16th
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, January 16th