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Central Michigan Ball State Betting Preview

Ball State CardinalsCentral Michigan Chippewas
4-19February 19, 2014, 07:00 | McGuirk Arena8-16

The Central Michigan Chippewas hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Ball State Cardinals pay a visit to McGuirk Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 9-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Chippewas are 8-11-2 ATS. Ball State is 11-9 on the totals; Central Michigan is 13-8.

View Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

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

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 246-rated Ball State taking on the No. 236-rated Chippewas in this contest.

In their last action, Ball State was a 66-64 loser at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Cardinals endured a 66-64 loss at the hands of the Falcons on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Jesse Berry at Worthen Arena.

In their last action, Central Michigan was an 83-75 loser on the road against Kent State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Chippewas got 19 points from Chris Fowler, but it was Kent State that prevailed in an 83-75 final on Saturday at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 106 in NCAA Division 1 with 36 per game. That compares with Central Michigan’s No. 235 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Michigan is college basketball's No. 36-ranked team at 7.75 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 88 with 6.78 per game.

A few Cardinals at Chippewas trends to consider:
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ball State at Toledo, Sunday, February 23rd
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Sunday, February 23rd