Buffalo Bulls VS Ball State Cardinals

College Basketball 07:00 PM EST

Sunday

02/18/2020

ESPN+

Spread: Buffalo Bulls -4.5

Over/Under: 145

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Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals 2/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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It’s another battle of East and West in the Mid-American Conference as the Buffalo Bulls host the Ball State Cardinals at the Alumni Arena in New York. Buffalo are winners of two in a row and they have won seven of their last ten games while Ball State are coming off a loss last Saturday. The Bulls are 7-5 in the MAC East with an overall record of 16-9 while the Cardinals are also 7-5 in the MAC West but they have a worse overall record of 14-11.

Buffalo have now won two straight games heading into the matchup against Ball State. They defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas 65-60 last February 7 and then followed it up with an 83-67 victory over the Toledo Rockets last Friday. In the blowout win against Toledo, G Jayvon Graves exploded for the Bulls with 27 points, three rebounds and five assists. F Jeenathan Williams added 12 points and four boards while G Antwain Johnson had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals Predictions 2/18/2020 

As they prepare to host the Cardinals, Buffalo are just 8-5 at home this season. They are averaging 79.4 points and 41.4 rebounds per game at the Alumni Center while allowing opponents to score 74.0 points. The Bulls are also shooting 45.0% from the field, 33.7% from the three-point area and 70.1% from the free throw line. They have owned the matchup against Ball State in their past ten games, winning seven of them. Buffalo are also 2-4 ATS in their last six games and 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.

Ball State are coming off a disappointing 77-71 loss to the Bowling Green Falcons last Saturday. It was their second loss in three games but both defeats were very close games. In the loss to the Falcons, F Tahjai Teague scored a team-high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists. G Jarron Coleman added 17 points, nine boards and two assists while G Ishmael El-Amin had 16 points. The bench only had a total of nine points with the Cardinals relying too much on their starters.

Away from home this season, the Cardinals are just 4-5 with averages of 66.0 points and 35.5 rebounds per game. They are also allowing hosts to score 64.3 points on them this season. Ball State are shooting just 41.2% from the field, 31.0% from beyond the arc and 62.7% from the charity stripe on the road this season. Their defense has been great away from home but they are up against one of the best scoring home teams in the Mid-American Conference. The Cardinals are 4-8 ATS and 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Buffalo.

Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Buffalo Bulls -4.5. The Buffalo Bulls have the advantage against the Ball State Cardinals heading into this game. Buffalo are at home and they score a ton with the crowd behind them. Ball State plays great defense on the road but it might not be enough to beat the Bulls. Prediction is a close 75-71 win for the Bulls against the Cardinals.

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 7:00 PM- EST

Location: Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

Date: February 18, 2020

Live: ESPN+

NCAAB Odds: Buffalo Bulls -4.5

Total Odds: 145
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