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Ball State vs. Bowling Green - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Bowling Green Falcons (14-9) at Ball State Cardinals (14-9)
Date & Time Tuesday February 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -7 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN3
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NCAA BB | Bowling Green Falcons (14-9) at Ball State Cardinals (14-9)
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The Bowling Green Falcons and Ball State Cardinals meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Worthen Arena.

The Bowling Green Falcons could use a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 75.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Justin Turner is averaging 15.3 points and 2.7 assists while Demajeo Wiggins is averaging 13.7 points and 9.1 rebounds. Dylan Frye is the third double-digit scorer and Rodrick Caldwell is dishing 3.2 assists. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bowling Green Falcons are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Bowling Green Falcons have split their last six road games.

The Ball State Cardinals also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 74.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tayler Persons is averaging 14.6 points and 4.4 assists while Kyle Mallers is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. Tahjai Teague is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Moses is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Ball State Cardinals have won five of their last six home games.

The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Falcons are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Ball St., 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Bowling Green Falcons have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Ball State and head to head numbers have to mean something when neither team is lighting it up with consistency. I'm not laying big chalk with a Ball State team that's being outscored by 5.2 points in its last five games and shooting under 41 percent from the field. Bowling Green has had some success on the road and doesn't get blown out often. Give me the points based on the history.

Pick:
Bowling Green Falcons +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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