Buffalo at Ball State: 1/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Buffalo at Ball State: 1/14/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Ball State Cardinals (7-8) vs Buffalo Bulls (8-6)

Game Info: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm (John E. Worthen Arena)

Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals +7.5 -- Over/Under: 163 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Bulls and Ball State Cardinals face off on Friday in a MAC college basketball showdown at Worthern Arena. When these two teams faced off in February of 2021 it was Buffalo that won 78-58. 

Buffalo comes into this game with an 8-6 record overall and they have gone 7–5 against the spread. In the last game against Western Michigan the offense was strong scoring 78 points, and that led to the 14 point victory. Buffalo is averaging 82.1 points while their defense is giving up 73.3 points per game. Jeenathan Williams has been the top player for Buffalo 18.2 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 37 percent from behind the three point line. There are four different players who are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Ball State Cardinals who sit with a 7-8 record and they have gone 6-8 against the spread. In the last game against Akron the defense was a big issue giving up 84 points and that led to the 10 point defeat. Ball State is averaging 74.4 points while their defense is giving up 77.3 points per game. Luke Bumbalough has been the top player for Ball State averaging 12.7 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from the field. There are three different players who are averaging at least 11 points per game. 

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Ball State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games. Ball State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on Friday. The over is 4-0 in Buffalo’s last four games following an against the spread loss. The under is 4-1 in Buffalo’s last five road games. 

Buffalo is an elite offensive team and they are facing a Ball State team that has had issues playing defense. Buffalo is going to score at least 80 points, and that will be enough to win in blowout fashion. Back Buffalo to cover the spread. I expect this game is going to be high scoring and the over will also cash.

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Shane’s Pick Buffalo -7.5

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