The Ball State Cardinals (6-10) are at home in MAC play against the Western Michigan Broncos (4-11) on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored by 7 points in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total for the matchup is set at 135.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 21, 2021, 2:20 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cardinals (-7)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Cardinals favored by seven, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (8.1 points).

Pick OU:
Over (135)

The model predicts a total 5.8 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Ball State 74, Western Michigan 66

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Cardinals’ average implied point total this season is 3.1 more points than their implied total in Sunday’s game (74.1 implied points on average compared to 71 implied points in this game).
  • Ball State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (71) nine times.
  • The 75.2-point average implied total on the season for the Broncos is 11.2 more points than the team’s 64-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Western Michigan has put up more than 64 points in six games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Ball State and Western Michigan Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 7+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Cardinals 5-10 2-0 9-5-1
Broncos 7-7 0-0 6-8

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Ball State

Western Michigan
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/19/2021 Akron Loss 88-79 2/16/2021 Kent State Loss 76-69
2/16/2021 Bowling Green Loss 75-62 2/12/2021 Buffalo Loss 86-54
2/6/2021 Toledo Win 81-67 2/6/2021 Central Michigan Win 67-65
2/2/2021 Buffalo Loss 78-58 2/3/2021 Bowling Green Win 76-70
1/30/2021 Akron Loss 74-42 1/30/2021 Miami (OH) Loss 65-56

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