Ball State vs. Western Michigan - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Western Michigan (11-16) at Ball State (15-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John E. Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State -10.5 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Western Michigan Broncos (11-16, CONF 4-10) and Ball State Cardinals (15-12, CONF 8-6) face off in a MAC showdown at Worthen Arena. Western Michigan knocked off Ball State 68-64 in early February.
It has been a tying season for the Broncos and away from home they have won only three of their 12 games. On the road this season Western Michigan is averaging only 66 points and the defense is giving up 76.6 points.
Over the last five games, Western Michigan’s offense has been even worse, averaging 61.2 points per game, and if they want a chance in this game the offense needs to find a way to get going.
The Ball State Cardinals have had more success than Western Michigan and most of their success has come at home sitting with a 9-4 record.
Over the last three games, Ball State has struggled a bit more losing two of the last three games, with the win coming in their last game against Eastern Michigan.
At home this season Ball State is averaging 71.8 points while giving up 62.8 points. Ball State is led by forward Tahjai Teague who is averaging 14.6 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field. Over the last two games Teague has scored only 12 points total, and he is going to need to be better.
Western Michigan is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Tuesday. Ball State is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games. The under is 27-9-1 in Ball State’s last 37 games overall.
The underdog is 7-3 against the spread in the last ten games between Ball State and Western Michigan. The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between the Cardinals and Broncos in Ball State.
Western Michigan already knocked off Ball State earlier this season and they will have a lot of confidence heading into this game. Look for Western Michigan to score just enough to cover the spread. It wouldn't be all that shocking if Western Michigan won this game outright, and sprinkling a few dollars on the money line is also a good idea.