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Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Buffalo when they take on the Ball State Cardinals on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Bulls opened as 2-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).

Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Buffalo Bulls have watched them go 10-12 and 10-7-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Ball State Cardinals are at 15-7 and 7-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Ball State Cardinals are 14-4, while the Buffalo Bulls have a 9-8 mark.

The Ball State Cardinals sit at No. 96 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Bulls sit at No. 157 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ball State has the nation's No. 43-rated offensive output, at 79.95 PPG. The visiting Buffalo Bulls defense ranks No. 199 allowing on average 75.23 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 47% so far, more than the Ball State Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Michigan was victimized for 27 points and 27 rebounds by Blake Hamilton as the Bulls bested the Chippewas 101-91 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Tayler Persons scored 26 points leading the Cardinals to a 81-80 victory over Toledo at Worthen Arena on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Ball State
  • Ball State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 5 games
  • Ball State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Northern Illinois, Tuesday, February 7th
Ball State at Akron, Tuesday, February 7th