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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals in college hoops odds

Ball State CardinalsCentral Michigan Chippewas
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | McGuirk Arena

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds

10-5TEAM RECORD7-9

The Ball State Cardinals will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Chippewas in Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

This season, the Chippewas are 7-9 overall and 8-6-1 ATS ATS, while the Cardinals are 10-5 and 4-5-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Central Michigan boasts a 9-6 on the OU, and Ball State is 4-6.

View Ball State vs Central Michigan Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Chippewas, most recently No. 225 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate No. 176 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-61 victory for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 164 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with Central Michigan’s No. 260 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Central Michigan is college basketball's No. 139-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 169 with 6.3 per game.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.3 points per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 166 nationally in scoring at home.

Ball State lost its last outing, a 51-48 result against Eastern Michigan on January 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. The Cardinals endured a 51-48 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Randy Davis at Worthen Arena.

Central Michigan was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Central Michigan got 18 points from Trey Zeigler but lost anyway, 74-66, to Northern Illinois on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-5
Before playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After playing Eastern Michigan are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ball State's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games on the road
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ball State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Central Michigan is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Central Michigan is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ball State

Next up:
Ball State at Northern Illinois, Saturday, January 21
Central Michigan at Western Michigan, Saturday, January 21

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