Central Michigan at Ball State - 2/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Central Michigan at Ball State - 2/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Ball State Cardinals (11-11) vs Central Michigan Chippewas (5-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm (John E. Worthen Arena)

Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals -10.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Central Michigan Chippewas will travel to play the Ball State Cardinals in a MAC game on Tuesday.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-14 (4-4) this season and have won three of their last four games. Central Michigan is coming off of a loss against Buffalo by a score of 74-54. Central Michigan only shot 33.9% from the field and was -22 in rebounding margin in the game. Ralph Bissainthe led the Chippewas with 19 points and 4 rebounds in the loss. Central Michigan is averaging 64.5 points per game and is giving up 79 points per game against, while also averaging 31.3 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game. Kevin Miller is averaging 11 points per game and 3.9 assists per game, while Cameron Healy is averaging 10.7 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game for the Chippewas. Central Michigan is shooting 40.7% on field goals, 66.6% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers.

The Ball State Cardinals are 11-11 (6-5) this season and have won four of their last five games. Ball State defeated Toledo by a score of 93-83 in their last game. Ball State shot 50.8% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the win. Payton Sparks led the Cardinals with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Ball State is averaging 74.9 points per game and is giving up 76.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Payton Sparks is averaging 12.7 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Tyler Cochran is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Cardinals. Ball State is shooting 45% on field goals, 69% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers.

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Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 Tuesday games. The under is 5-0 in Central Michigan’s last 5 games. Ball State is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 3-0-1 in Ball State’s last 4 games.

Ball State is coming off one of their best performances of the season against Toledo. If Ball State shoots the ball like they did in that game, no one will beat them. Both of these teams struggle on defense, so it should be a high scoring game. I am going to ride the hot hand with Ball State in this game as they have the better offensive attack.

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David’s Pick Ball State -10.5

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