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NCAA Basketball Odds: Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Bowling Green Falcons taking on the Ball State Cardinals Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Bowling Green Falcons opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ball State Cardinals currently sport a 9-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-6-1 ATS. The Bowling Green Falcons are 6-8 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ball State Cardinals produce a 7-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bowling Green Falcons have gone 6-5-1 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ball State Cardinals rated this week at No. 163 and the Bowling Green Falcons sitting at No. 173.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Ball State's No. 87-ranked scoring average of 77.57 PPG, against a Bowling Green Falcons defense rated No. 173 and allowing 72.71 PPG. The Ball State Cardinals FG% has averaged 46.31% to date this season, more than the Bowling Green Falcons shooters have managed so far (42.89% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Demajeo Wiggins scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Falcons to a win (they lost 89-84 to Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Tuesday).

The Cardinals got 19 points from Ryan Weber, but it was Kent State that prevailed in a 100-90 final on Tuesday at Memorial A .

Betting Trends
  • Bowling Green is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Bowling Green's last 7 games
  • Bowling Green is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Bowling Green is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ball State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ball State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Ball State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Bowling Green
  • Ball State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Bowling Green

Next Betting Matchups

Bowling Green home to Eastern Michigan, Tuesday, January 10th
Ball State at Miami-Ohio, Tuesday, January 10th