Ball State Cardinals vs. Bowling Green Falcons - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (16-6) at Ball State Cardinals (7-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons hope to stay hot when they visit Worthen Arena to tangle with the Ball State Cardinals.
The Bowling Green Falcons have been the very definition of cosistency with a 9-3 record in the conference which is second in the East behind Akron. The Falcons lean hard on a defense that allows less then 60 points and even though they don't light up the scoreboard the offense has shown some backbone at times. The Falcons picked up their third straight victory as they pounded visiting Western Michigan 65-49 in wire to wire fashion. The steady D was in top form with the Broncos held to 34% shooting and 17 turnovers while BGSU rode 44% accuracy and a 10-23 mark from distance. Spencer Parker led all scorers with 19 points on 7-10 from the floor with Anthony Anderson adding 15 points and five pulls. Richaun Holmes followed with 12 points and six boards with 14 players seeing floor time overall.
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The conference schedule has not been kind to the Ball State Cardinals who find themselves in the MAC West basement at 2-9. The offense has averaged a respectable 67 points but are struggling to put the ball in the basket and when the offense has scored the defense has had issues getting stops. Nothing went favorably in Tuesday's 75-63 defeat at Northern Illinois as a strong second half broke open a close contest. Ball State shot the ball well at 48% but were 9-30 on threes while the Huskies connected at over 53% including 8-14 on bombs while hitting seven more foul shots. Jeremiah Davis Jr. and Bo Calhoun paced the scoring with 13 points apiece with Calhoun posting five pulls. Franko House and Sean Sellers contributed ten and nine points with House grabbing seven boards.
The Falcons are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. Bowling Green are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Mid-American. The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Ball State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. Bowling Green is hot and have done well in this match up so...