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Bowling Green vs Ball State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/31/23

Ball State Cardinals (14-7) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (9-11)
January 31, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Bowling Green Falcons +2 / Ball State Cardinals -2 ; Over/Under: 154.5
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The Ball State Cardinals and the Bowling Green Falcons meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Stroh Center. Ball State is 14-7 overall. The Cardinals beat Northern Illinois in their last game. As for Bowling Green, they’re currently 10-11 after a loss to Toledo on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Ball State Cardinals

Ball State went 11-5 in their first 16 outings this year. The Cardinals lost to Indiana, Vermont, San Jose State, Duquesne and Ohio in that time. Ball State is 3-2 since then with wins over Miami-OH, Western Michigan and Northern Illinois. 

In the NIU matchup on Saturday, the Cardinals were up 49-33 going into the second half. Ball State cruised on another 38 points from there and won it 87-69. Jarron Coleman led the team with 20 points and six assists. 

Bowling Green Falcons

Over on the Bowling Green side, they lost to Wright State, St. Bonaventure, Notre Dame, Southern Indiana, Queens NC, Norfolk State, TN-Martin and Akron in their first 16 games. The Falcons are 2-3 since then and coming off a loss to Toledo. 

Matched up against Toledo on Saturday, the Falcons trailed 41-31 at the break. Bowling Green was outscored 50-46 from there in a 91-77 loss. Leading scorer Leon Ayers posted 21 points, and Chandler Turner doubled on 12 points and 10 boards. 


I’ll probably stick with Ball State in this one. The Cardinals bounced back well from a couple of tepid losses to Kent State and Buffalo with a solid win over Northern Illinois back on Saturday. Ball State has hit 70 or more points in each of their last six wins, so if they can get to that threshold in this one I think they’ll be fine cover-wise. As for Bowling Green, they’ve hit 70 or more points in 10 straight outings so this one’s looking like a fairly high total if both teams play well. Should be a fun one to watch, and I like Ball State to power out the eventual cover. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Ball State Cardinals -2

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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