Ball State Vs Western Michigan: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 17, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 16, 2023

The Western Michigan Broncos (6-11, 2-2 MAC) will visit the Ball State Cardinals (12-5, 3-1 MAC) after dropping six consecutive road games. It begins at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Cardinals’ (-496 to win on the moneyline) matchup versus the Broncos (+360).

This article makes reference to lines current as of January 17, 2023 at 5:44 PM ET. Find all the up-to-date odds for this matchup in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Ball State Vs Western Michigan Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Ball State (-9.5)
Total Pick Under (146)

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.

Ball State Vs Western Michigan Stat Rankings

Ball State Avg. (Rank) Western Michigan Avg. (Rank)
76.5 (76th) Points Scored 72.2 (165th)
67 (119th) Points Allowed 72.9 (278th)
34.6 (146th) Rebounds 36.8 (62nd)
10.2 (136th) Off. Rebounds 11.9 (30th)
7.1 (220th) 3pt Made 8 (128th)
12.8 (226th) Assists 13.3 (191st)
11.8 (129th) Turnovers 12.4 (189th)

Ball State Vs Western Michigan Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals’ record against the spread is 9-6-0.
  • Ball State is 3-1 as 9.5-point favorites or more.
  • The Cardinals have seen seven of their 15 games hit the over.
  • Ball State’s games have finished with more than 146 points seven times so far this year.
  • The over/under in this game is 146 points, 2.5 higher than the average total in Cardinals games this season.
  • Western Michigan’s record against the spread is 7-7-0.
  • The Broncos’ ATS record as 9.5-point underdogs or greater is 5-2.
  • Out of 15 Ball State’s games so far this season, seven have gone over the total.
  • Broncos games have finished with over 146 points scored seven times this year.
  • Western Michigan’s games average 145.2 total points, 0.8 less than the total for this matchup.

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Ball State Impact Players

  • Payton Sparks is tops on the Cardinals at 8.1 rebounds per game, while also posting 2.1 assists and 13.1 points.
  • Demarius Jacobs averages 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 1.4 steals and 1.6 blocked shots.
  • Jaylin Sellers is posting 13.9 points, 0.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
  • Mickey Pearson Jr puts up 6.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.

Western Michigan Impact Players

  • Markeese Hastings paces the Broncos in rebounding (10.1 per game), and produces 7.4 points and 1.9 assists. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Tray Maddox is putting up 12.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 44.6% of his shots from the field and 33.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.8 treys per contest.
  • Titus Wright is averaging 8.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, making 62.4% of his shots from the floor.
  • JaVaughn Hannah gives the Broncos 6.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. He also posts 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
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