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Ball State Cardinals visit Western Michigan Broncos in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Western Michigan looks to cover the Broncos-Cardinals pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-6 mark when they host Ball State in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos betting line opened as 1-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-6 so far on the season, and 7-7 ATS vs the number. The Ball State Cardinals, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 7-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Western Michigan go 6-8 and the Ball State Cardinals go 4-10 on betting totals.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 220-rated Ball State Cardinals taking on the No. 187-rated Western Michigan Broncos in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Western Michigan's No. 128-ranked scoring average of 75.31 PPG, against a Ball State Cardinals defense rated No. 181 and allowing 73.94 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos FG% has averaged 44.01% to date this season, less than the Ball State Cardinals shooters have managed so far (45.74% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals got 16 points from Tayler Persons as Ball State ran past Ohio 75-68 on Tuesday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

The Broncos were hammered by Toledo on Tuesday, losing by a 84-61 final at Savage Arena in college basketball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Ball State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
  • Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ball State
  • Western Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Central Michigan, Tuesday, January 16th
Western Michigan at Kent State, Tuesday, January 16th