Ball State vs. Buffalo - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (9-5) at Ball State Cardinals (10-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm (Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Bulls pay a visit to the Ball State Cardinals in MAC college basketball action.
The high powered Buffalo Bulls have won back to back games following a 104-94 victory versus the Toledo Rockets as a six point home favorite on Saturday. This was all about scoring the basketball and Buffalo did it better with a 53.8%-54% shooting advantage combining with nine more makes at the stripe.
USA TODAY Sports
The explosive Bulls attack saw CJ Massinburg pour in 27 points and snag seven boards on 7-13 from the floor with a 10-10 mark at the strip followed by a 25 point, five assist effort by Wes Clark on 10-16 accuracy. Nick Perkins gave Buffalo 24 points and ten rebounds on 6-10 including 12-13 at the line while Davonta Jordan added 15 points and five helpers on 7-12 accuracy.
The Ball State Cardinals have been rolling with nine consecutive victories after downing the Eastern Michigan Eagles 72-62. Ball State rallied from a six point first half deficit behind a 41-26 run over the final 20 minutes. The Cardinals held a 45.6%-39.3% shooting advantage along with nine more free throws.
Kyle Mallers led a balanced Ball State offense with 17 points and seven boards on 7-10 from the floor with Trey Moses adding 13 points and a game high ten rebounds on 5-10 shooting. The Cardinals received 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists on 4-7 from the field while Tayler Persons netted nine points with five yanks and six assists.
Over is 9-1 in Buffalo last 10 road games and Buffalo are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and over is 6-2 in Buffalo last 8 overall. Over is 14-2 in the last 16 meetings.
The over has not been released yet but I want to look at the over. For now I’ll take the points between the two best teams in the MAC…