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Buffalo vs. Ball State - 1/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ball State Cardinals (13-6) at Buffalo Bulls (10-9)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Arena)

The Line: Buffalo Bulls -3 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Buffalo Bulls and the Ball State Cardinals face off on Tuesday in MAC college basketball action.

The Buffalo Bulls are 10-9 this season and they are coming off of a road loss at Western Michigan. Buffalo is averaging 74 points per game and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Lamonte Bearden leads the Bulls averaging 12.5 points per game. Blake Hamilton is averaging 11.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, Willie Conner is averaging 11.3 points, and C.J. Massinburg is averaging 9.2 points. Buffalo is 6-2 at home and 3-3 in the MAC this season.

Buffalo vs. Ball State - 1/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ball State Cardinals are 13-6 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Ball State is averaging 69.5 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Ryan Weber leads the Cardinals averaging 12.6 points per game. Franko House is averaging 11.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, Bo Calhoun is averaging 10.7 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Francis Kiapway is averaging 8.9 points. Ball State is 2-4 on the road and 4-2 in the MAC.

Buffalo is 5-0-1 against the spread following a loss, 15-5 against the spread in their last 20 home games against a team with a losing road record, and 4-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Ball State is 7-15 against the spread against the MAC, 9-20 against the spread in their last 29 games, and 2-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.

I don’t love Buffalo’s defense so I will take Ball State and the points. 

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Ball State Cardinals -3.5

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