Western Michigan vs Ball State - Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Ball State (13-14) vs Western Michigan (10-18)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 pm (Worthen Arena)

Betting Odds: Ball State -6.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Michigan Broncos and Ball State Cardinals face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Worthen Arena. Western Michigan Looks to build on some success the last couple of games, while Ball State looks to move above .500. Let’s take a look at which team will come out on top. 

What an Awful Season for Western Michigan

It’s been an awful season for Western Michigan and they come into this game with a 10-18 record overall. Even though they have struggled, they have played better as of late. Western Michigan has won two of the last three games, and in the last game against Eastern Michigan, they lost by only three points. JaVaughn Hannah had a strong game putting up 18 points and two rebounds. Western Michigan is averaging 71.2 points while their defense is giving up 74.3 points per game. Seth Hubbard has been the top player for Western Michigan averaging 14.8 points while shooting 38.5 percent from the field. 

Ball State Looks to Build on Last Game

Ball State comes into this game with a 14-14 record overall and they have gone 15-11 against the spread. In the last game against Central Michigan, Ball State scored 79 points and they ended up eight winning by eight points. Mickey Pearson Jr had a strong game putting up 25 points and four rebounds. Ball State is averaging 73.5 points while their defense is giving up 70.5 points per game. Basheer Jihad is averaging 18.9 points while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

Western Michigan vs Ball State Betting Prediction

Western Michigan has been playing better heading into this game, and they are going to continue that success here. Ball State hasn’t looked exactly dominant this season and they sit with a 14-14 record overall. Western Michigan’s offense is going to find success scoring and get over their season average of 71.2 points. That is going to be the difference as Western Michigan will get the job done. Back Western Michigan against the spread. 

 

Shane’s Pick Western Michigan +6.5

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