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Point spread favors Broncos in battle with Cardinals

Ball State CardinalsWestern Michigan Broncos
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | University Arena

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds

13-12TEAM RECORD11-16

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Western Michigan vs Ball State battle Wednesday at University Arena as the Broncos look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Broncos sit at 11-16 (12-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinals are currently 13-12 (7-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Western Michigan is 13-11 OU, and Ball State is 7-13 OU.

View Ball State vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 85 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 172 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 69-63.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 179 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with Western Michigan’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Western Michigan is college basketball's No. 199-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 162 with 6.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ball State owns the country's No. 36-rated mark, allowing 62.8 points per game on the highway. Western Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 248 in scoring at home.

Ball State was a 71-62 winner in its last match at home against Southern Illinois. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. Randy Davis scored 19 points leading the Cardinals to a 71-62 victory over Southern Illinois at Worthen Arena on Saturday.

Western Michigan was an 86-73 loser in its last match on the road against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Western Michigan suffered an 86-73 loss against North Dakota State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Mike Douglas in a losing effort at Bison Sports Arena.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 4-6
After playing Southern Illinois are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Broncos trends to consider:
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Ball State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Ball State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Western Michigan
Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Michigan's last 6 games when playing Ball State
Western Michigan is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ball State at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, February 25
Western Michigan at Toledo, Saturday, February 25

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