Ball State at Western Michigan - 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Ball State at Western Michigan - 3/4/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Western Michigan Broncos (8-22) vs Ball State Cardinals (13-16)

Game Info: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Western Michigan Broncos +3 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ball State Cardinals will travel to play the Western Michigan Broncos in a MAC game on Friday night.

The Ball State Cardinals are 13-16 (8-10) this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Ball State is coming off of a loss to Akron by a score of 79-60. Ball State only shot 34.6% from the field and gave up 11 made three pointers in the loss. Tyler Cochran led the Cardinals with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Ball State is averaging 74.9 points per game and is giving up 77.2 points per game against, while also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Payton Sparks is averaging 13.3 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, while Tyler Cochran is averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Cardinals. Ball State is shooting 44.6% on field goals, 69.7% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers.

The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-22 (4-15) this season and have won four of their last six games. Western Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan by a score of 71-60 in their last game. Western Michigan shot 45.6% on field goals and made 11 three pointers in the win. Lamar Norman Jr. led the Broncos with 35 points and 3 rebounds in the game. Western Michigan is averaging 65.5 points per game and is giving up 75.5 points per game against, while also averaging 33.1 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game. Lamar Norman Jr. is averaging 20.1 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Markeese Hastings is averaging 8.9 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Broncos. Western Michigan is shooting 42.1% on field goals, 70.2% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers.

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Ball State is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Ball State’s last 5 road games. Western Michigan is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 4-1 in Western Michigan’s last 5 games.

Both of these teams come into this game with poor defenses, so there should be plenty of points to go around in this game. Western Michigan is in last place in the MAC, but has put two wins together. Ball State is sitting in sixth place of the MAC standings and has alternated losses and wins in their last five games. I am taking the over in this game.

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