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Western Michigan vs. Ball State - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ball State at Western Michigan
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
University Arena (MI)
Kalamazoo, MI
The Line
Western Michigan +5.5 / over-under: 144
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Ball State Cardinals go on the road to face the Western Michigan Broncos in Saturday college basketball action.

The Ball State Cardinals look to get back in the win column after an 80-72 defeat against the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday as a one point favorite.

Ball State is well off the pace in the conference and are just 14-14 with three games to go and need to get above .500 and perhaps get an invite to a tournament somewhere.

Tayler Persons led the Cardinals with 20 points followed by Tahjal Teague who contributed eleven points and five boards.

Ishmael El-Amin gave Ball State ten points and four pulls while Josh Thompson and Trey Moses netted eight and seven points.

The Western Michigan Broncos have lost consecutive contests after a 70-65 loss at the Northern Illinois Huskies as an eight point underdog.

Western Michigan is in the conference basement with three games remaining and have suffered through scoring and defensive issues for much of the year.

Seth Dugan kept the Broncos competitive with 19 points and eleven rebounds with Kawanise Wilkins adding 14 points and six boards.

Western Michigan saw nine points and nine rebounds from Patrick Emilien followed Michael Flowers and Josh Davis with eight points each and a combined nine boards.

Ball State Cardinals are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 vs. Mid-American and Ball State Cardinals are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS loss.

Western Michigan Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and Western Michigan Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mid-American.

Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Western Michigan and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Ball State is probably an underachieving squad and Western Michigan has gotten hammered until lately…

Pick:
Western Michigan +5.5

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