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NCAA hoops odds preview - Bowling Green vs. Ball State

Bowling Green FalconsBall State Cardinals
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Bowling Green Falcons vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD12-9

The Cardinals will try to cover the spread at Worthen Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Bowling Green Falcons in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Falcons have watched them go 11-11 and 14-5 ATS on the year, while the Cardinals are at 12-9 and 6-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 6-10, while the Falcons have a 7-12 mark.

View Bowling Green vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Cardinals installed as 2-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 161 (Cardinals) and the No. 132 (Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-67 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 244 nationally ranked offense (64.7 points per game) against a Falcons defense that sits as the No. 93 at 63.7 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 42.5% from the field, less than the Falcons have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).

Defensively, Bowling Green features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 279 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Bowling Green, they were a 65-40 winner as they battled Northern Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 15.5-point favorite. The Falcons blew out Northern Illinois on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 65-40 win at Stroh Center.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 59-53 loser as they battled Miami (Ohio) at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Ball State got 14 points from Tyrae Robinson but lost anyway, 59-53, to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at Worthen Arena.

Bowling Green Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toledo are 4-6
After playing Northern Illinois are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kent State are 3-7
After playing Miami (Ohio) are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Falcons at Cardinals trends to consider:
Bowling Green is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Bowling Green is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Ball State is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games when playing Bowling Green
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Bowling Green
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games

Next up:
Bowling Green home to Toledo, Saturday, February 11
Ball State at Kent State, Saturday, February 11