Central Michigan vs Ball State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/7/23
Ball State Cardinals (16-7) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (8-15)
February 7, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +7.5 / Ball State Cardinals -7.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Ball State Cardinals and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the McGuirk Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Ball State Cardinals Betting Preview
The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 76 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jarron Coleman is averaging 15.3 points and 3.5 assists, while Jaylin Sellers is averaging 13.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Payton Sparks is the third double-digit scorer and Demarius Jacobs is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Preview
The Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 67 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Kevin Miller is averaging 18.5 points and 5.3 assists, while Jesse Zarzuela is averaging 16.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. Brain Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bass is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Central Michigan Chippewas are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Central Michigan Chippewas are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.
Ball State vs Central Michigan Trends
The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Chippewas are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The under is 12-4 in Chippewas last 16 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Central Michigan Chippewas are a bad team that’s getting worse, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 17.2 points. Ball State is far more consistent and is a solid 6-3 ATS on the road. You can’t back Central Michigan in its current form. I’ll lay the chalk with Ball State on the road.