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Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/22/2020

The Ball State Cardinals (3-3) hit the road in MAC action against the Western Michigan Broncos (2-4) on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET. The Cardinals are 5.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup's point total is set at 133.

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Betting Information

Ball State vs Western Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ball State -5.5 -110 -110 133 -110 -110 -245 195

ATS Records for Ball State and Western Michigan

Ball State and Western Michigan Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Ball State 3-3 1-0 6-0
Western Michigan 1-1 0-0 2-0

Ball State Leaders

  • The Cardinals scoring leader is K.J. Walton, who contributes 19.0 points per game.
  • Ball State is led in rebounding by Miryne Thomas' 5.8 rebounds per game and assisting by Ishmael El-Amin's 3.5 assists per game .
  • El-Amin makes 2.0 threes per game to lead the Cardinals.
  • El-Amin leads the team with 1.8 steals per game. Blake Huggins collects 0.8 blocks a game to pace Ball State.

Western Michigan Leaders

  • The Broncos go-to guy, B. Artis White, leads the team in both scoring (14.5 points per game) and assists (3.2 assists per game).
  • The Broncos leading rebounder is Titus Wright with 7.3 per game. He also scores 11.0 points per game.
  • Artis White is tops from three-point range for the Broncos, hitting 2.3 threes per game.
  • Jaylon Holmes is tops on Western Michigan in both steals (0.8) and blocks (0.8) per game.

Ball State vs Western Michigan: Last 4 Meetings

The Cardinals have a 3-1 record in the last four matchups against the Broncos. The Broncos have beat the spread more often than not against the Cardinals, holding a 1-0-1 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Ball State vs Western Michigan (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/25/2020 Ball State -10 128.5 -579 417 Regular Season 71-61 BALLST
2/8/2020 Ball State -5 133.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 68-64 WMICH
3/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 60-58 BALLST
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-59 BALLST

Points Insights

  • The Cardinals score 6.4 more points per game (70.7) than the Broncos allow (64.3).
  • When Ball State scores more than 64.3 points, it is 3-2 overall and 3-0 against the spread.
  • Western Michigan has a 0-1 record against the spread and a 0-2 record overall in games when it gives up more than 70.7 points.
  • The Broncos score 7.7 fewer points per game (63.5) than the Cardinals allow their opponents to score (71.2).
  • Western Michigan has put together a 0-0 ATS record and a 1-0 overall record in games it scores more than 71.2 points.
  • Ball State is 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 overall when it allows more than 63.5 points.
  • The Cardinals have a -3-point scoring differential on the season (-0.5 per game). The Broncos have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-5 total points, -0.8 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Cardinals and the Broncos are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (36.3 and 35.5 boards per game, respectively).
  • The Cardinals are 2-0 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Broncos are 0-1 when they lose the battle on the glass.
  • The Cardinals average 10.5 offensive boards per game, outgaining the Broncos by 1.8 rebounds per contest.
  • The Cardinals are 2-0 against the spread when they win the battle on the boards. The Broncos are 1-0 when they lose the rebounding edge.
  • Rebounding margin is a weakness for Ball State with a mark of -3.2 rebounds per game. Western Michigan routinely has an advantage on the boards, averaging a margin of +1.3.
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