Ball State Cardinals vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - 3/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (16-13) at Ball State Cardinals (19-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas will travel to play the Ball State Cardinals in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Ball State Cardinals are 19-10 (10-6) and are coming off of a win against Eastern Michigan by a score of 115-79. Ball State has won 4 of their last 5 games and is currently 1st in the MAC West standings. Ball State defeated Central Michigan by a score of 75-63 in these teams first meeting of the season. Ball State is averaging 71.7 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game. Ball State is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Franko House is averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for Ball State. Bo Calhoun is averaging 11.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Cardinals. Ball State is shooting 69.4% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Central Michigan Chippewas are 16-13 (9-7) and are coming off of a win against Toledo by a score of 76-74. Central Michigan has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 2nd in the MAC West standings. Central Michigan is averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 72.9 points per game. Central Michigan is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Chris Fowler is averaging 16.3 points per game and 6.1 assists per game for Central Michigan. Braylon Rayson is averaging 15.8 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Chippewas. Central Michigan is shooting 73% on free throws, 36.2% on three-pointers, and 44.7% on all field goal attempts.
Central Michigan is 41 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. Central Michigan is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Central Michigan’s last 6 games. Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Ball State is 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games. The over is 8-3-1 in Ball State’s last 12 games. The over is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 meetings.
This should be a very good game between two teams battling at the top of the MAC West Division. Ball State plays very good defense and has the slight rebounding advantage. Ball State won the first meeting between these teams and will be at home for this game. I like Ball State to sweep the season series here.