Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ball State Cardinals - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (15-9) at Central Michigan Chippewas (13-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm (McGuirk Arena)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals will travel to play the Central Michigan Chippewas in a MAC game on Saturday.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-11 (6-5) and are coming off of a loss to Eastern Michigan by a score of 71-56. Central Michigan has lost 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 1st in the MAC West standings. Central Michigan is averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 72.5 points per game. Central Michigan is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Braylon Rayson is averaging 16.4 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for Central Michigan. Chris Fowler is averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.2 assists per game for the Chippewas. Central Michigan is shooting 72.2% on free throws, 35.3% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
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The Ball State Cardinals are 15-9 (6-5) and are coming off of a loss to Ohio by a score of 72-69. Ball State has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 1st in the MAC West standings. Ball State is averaging 70.2 points per game while giving up 66.2 points per game. Ball State is also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Franko House is averaging 11.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for Ball State. Ryan Weber is averaging 11.2 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Cardinals. Ball State is shooting 68.5% on free throws, 38.4% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Ball State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 5-1-1 in Ball State’s last 7 games. Central Michigan is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 6-2 in Central Michigan’s last 8 games. The over is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This is a crucial game in the MAC West division, as both teams are tied for 1st place. Ball State is giving up fewer points per game, but Central Michigan has a higher scoring offense. With this being such a big game, I am going with Central Michigan at home.