Western Michigan vs. Ball State - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (10-5) at Western Michigan Broncos (6-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Western Michigan Broncos meet Tuesday night at the University Arena.
The Ball State Cardinals look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 69.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Ryan Weber is averaging 12.2 points and 4.2 rebounds while Franko House is averaging 11.5 points and 1.3 assists. Bo Calhoun is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Davis is dishing 2.7 assists. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. Ball State is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.4 turnovers per game. The Ball State Cardinals have lost 13 straight road games. Sean Sellers is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Western Michigan Broncos could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Western Michigan Broncos are averaging 70.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Thomas Wilder is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 assists while Tucker Haymond is averaging 17.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Anthony Avery Jr. is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Drake LaMont is dishing 1.5 assists. The Western Michigan Broncos are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. Western Michigan is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.8 turnovers per game. The Western Michigan Broncos have won 11 of their last 15 home games.
The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While Ball State heads into this game in far better form than Western Michigan, the Cardinals have not won a road game since Janaury 7 of last year. Knowing that, you have to side with the home team regardless of how both squads look on paper.