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Central Michigan Chippewas Visit Ball State Cardinals in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Central Michigan Chippewas taking on the Ball State Cardinals Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas opened as 3.5-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).

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 10-11-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Ball State Cardinals are 11-12 ATS. Central Michigan Chippewas are 10-13 on betting the total; Ball State Cardinals are 13-10.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 102-rated Central Michigan Chippewas taking on the No. 98-rated Ball State Cardinals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ball State has the nation's No. 170-rated offensive output, at 71.66 PPG. The visiting Central Michigan Chippewas defense ranks No. 170 allowing on average 72.93 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Ball State Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chippewas got 20 points from Chris Fowler as Central Michigan ran past Toledo 76-74 on Saturday at Savage Arena.

The battle between the Cardinals and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Eastern Michigan was handed a 115-79 defeat on Saturday at Worthen Arena.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 8 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ball State's last 12 games
  • Ball State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan home to Western Michigan, Friday, March 4th
Ball State at Northern Illinois, Friday, March 4th