Ball State Vs Buffalo: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 24, 2023

Written By Staff on January 23, 2023

The Buffalo Bulls (9-10, 3-3 MAC) will look to stop a four-game road slide when they square off against the Ball State Cardinals (13-6, 4-2 MAC) on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Worthen Arena. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Cardinals’ (-264 to win on the moneyline) contest against the Bulls (+211).

The insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of January 24, 2023 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Ball State vs Buffalo Betting Odds

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Ball State Offense Vs. Buffalo Defense

Ball State Offense Stats (Rank) Buffalo Defense
75.6 (96) Points/Gm 77.6 (345)
7.1 (357) Possessions/Game 15.8 (263)
47.2 (45) Field Goal % 44.4 (222)
37.0 (47) 3PT % 33.2 (156)
53.6 (64) Effective FG % 50.2 (191)
57.8 (45) True Shooting % 56.8 (244)

Buffalo Offense Vs. Ball State Defense

Buffalo Offense Stats (Rank) Ball State Defense
79.7 (28) Points/Gm 68.2 (154)
15.8 (98) Possessions/Game 7.1 (7)
46.2 (88) Field Goal % 42.3 (118)
32.7 (250) 3PT % 35.6 (281)
51.7 (141) Effective FG % 48.0 (103)
54.8 (169) True Shooting % 53.4 (131)

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Ball State Betting Insights

  • Ball State has covered nine times in 17 matchups with a spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 6-point favorites this season, the Cardinals have an ATS record of 3-3.
  • Ball State and its opponents have combined to hit the over eight out of 17 times this season.
  • The Cardinals’ 17 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 152 points five times.
  • Ball State’s games this season have had an average of 143.7 points, 8.3 fewer than this matchup’s over/under.

Buffalo Betting Insights

  • Buffalo has compiled a 10-7-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Bulls have covered the spread four times this year (4-2 ATS) when playing as at least 6-point underdogs.
  • Buffalo and its opponents have combined to go over the point total nine out of 17 times this year.
  • The Bulls have combined with their opponent to score more than 152 points in 11 of 17 games this season.
  • Buffalo’s contests this season have a 157.3-point average over/under, 5.3 more points than this game’s total.

Ball State Key Players

  • The Cardinals points and assists leader is Jarron Coleman. He racks up 14.2 points per game and dishes out 3.4 assists.
  • Ball State is led in rebounds by Payton Sparks’ 7.8 per game.
  • Coleman knocks down 2.1 treys per game to lead the Cardinals.
  • Ball State’s steals leader is Coleman, who collects 1.4 per game. Demarius Jacobs leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks an outing.

Buffalo Key Players

  • Curtis Jones outpaced his teammates on the Bulls scoring front by putting up 15.2 points per game. He adds 5.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this season.
  • The Buffalo leaders in rebounds and assists are LaQuill Hardnett (7.2 rebounds per game) and Armoni Foster (3.5 assists per game).
  • Jones leads the Bulls in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Zid Powell tops Buffalo in steals with 2.1 per game, and Jonnivius Smith leads the squad in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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