Ball State vs. Western Michigan - 2/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Michigan Broncos (16-11) at Ball State Cardinals (7-18)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos and Ball State Cardinals meet Tuesday at the John E. Worthen Arena.
The Western Michigan Broncos look for a big win after splitting their last six games. On the season, WMU is averaging 71.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 71.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. David Brown is averaging 15.9 points and 2.4 assists while Connar Tava is averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Tucker Haymond is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Thomas Wilder is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Western Michigan Broncos have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.4 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from deep. Defensively, WMU is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 69 or more points in six of its last nine games.
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The Ball State Cardinals are desperate to snap a 12-game losing streak. On the season, Ball State is averaging 64.6 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 69.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Sean Sellers is averaging 12.1 points and 2.8 rebounds while Franko House is averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. Zavier Turner is dishing 3.3 assists and Bo Calhoun is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals have four players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 36 percent from downtown. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in six of its last seven games.
The Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cardinals are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Ball State and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
While the Broncos haven't covered many games against Ball State in the past, we're talking about a team that hasn't won a game since January 10th. Yeah, I'm laying the basket and taking Western Michigan on the road.