Western Michigan at Ball State: 2/21/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Western Michigan at Ball State: 2/21/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Ball State Cardinals (7-11) vs Western Michigan Broncos (4-13)

Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (John E. Worthen Arena)

Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals -6 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Michigan Broncos and Ball State Cardinals face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Worthen Arena. 

Ball State has won the last two games over Western Michigan. 

The Western Michigan Broncos have had all kinds of issues this season Even with all the struggles, Western Michigan has found a way to cover three of the last four spreads. In the last game against Kent State, even though they lost they found a way to keep the game competitive. Western Michigan is averaging 63.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.6 points per game. Western Michigan is averaging 42.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line.  Western Michigan is led by B. Artis White who averages 14.4 points and shoots 44.8 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from deep.

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The Ball State Cardinals on the season sit with a 7-11 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Akron, the defense gave up 88 points and that led to a nine point defeat. Ball State on the season is averaging 70.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.8 points per game. Ball State is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the three point line. The biggest issue for this team has been with their defense and if they want to come away with a victory they can’t let Western Michigan get comfortable on that side of the ball. Ball State is led by K.J. Walton who averages 15.5 points and shoots 53 percent from the field.

The over is 7-1 in Ball State’s last 8 Sunday games. The over is 12-3 in Ball State’s last 15 vs. Mid-American. The over is 8-2 in Ball State’s last 10 home games. The over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in Ball State.

Western MIchigan’s lack of scoring is concerning and it’s going to be what lets them down in this game. Look for Western Michigan to finish with under 60 points, and Ball State will come away with a cover of the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Ball State -6

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