Central Michigan vs. Ball State - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (7-17) at Central Michigan Chippewas (19-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm (McGuirk Arena)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Central Michigan Chippewas play Saturday at the McGuirk Arena.
The Ball State Cardinals look to play spoiler with losses in 11 straight games. On the season, Ball State is averaging 64.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting and is allowing 68.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Sean Sellers is averaging 11.8 points and 1.3 assists while Franko House is averaging 10.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Zavier Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Bo Calhoun is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals have five players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 69.1 percent from the line and 36.1 percent shooting from deep. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in five of its last six games.
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The Central Michigan Chippewas have won four straight and are chasing a West crown. On the season, CMU is averaging 75.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 66.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Chris Fowler is averaging 15.4 points and six assists while John Simons is averaging 11.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Braylon Rayson is the third double-digit scorer and Rayshawn Simmons is dishing 4.3 assists. The Central Michigan Chippewas have five players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 71.3 percent from the line and 38.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, CMU is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in three of its last four games.
The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Chippewas are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Not only are the Ball State Cardinals horrible SU, but they've been even worse ATS. Ball State has been fade material all season long. Take the Central Michigan Chippewas and the chalk on their home court.