Ball State vs Western Michigan: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

B. Artis White leads the Western Michigan Broncos (4-11) into a matchup against the Ball State Cardinals (6-10) after putting up 20 points in a 76-69 loss to Kent State. The Cardinals are 7-point favorites in the game on Sunday, February 21, 2021, which starts at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is set at 135.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 21, 2021, 1:21 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Ball State Betting Information

  • The Cardinals are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 5-10
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Cardinals are 2-0 against the spread this season.
  • In 60% of its games this season (9/15), Ball State and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Cardinals fell to Akron 88-79 and failed to cover the spread as 4.5-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 145.5 point total in their last contest on Friday. Ishmael El-Amin scored a team-high 20 points in the loss.

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

Ball State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
K.J. Walton 15 15.5 5.6 1.4 1.4 0.3 0.0
Ishmael El-Amin 18 15.3 2.7 2.9 1.6 0.3 2.1
Brachen Hazen 16 9.9 5.4 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.4
Jarron Coleman 8 8.8 4.8 2.9 0.4 0.4 1.4
Luke Bumbalough 18 7.6 2.6 2.8 0.6 0.1 1.6

Western Michigan Betting Information

  • Over the course of this season, Western Michigan has come up with an even record of 7-7 ATS.
  • The Broncos and their opponents have often not covered the total points bet this season, only hitting the over in 42.9% (6) of their 14 games played.
  • The Broncos fell 76-69 to Kent State in their last outing on Tuesday. Artis White totaled a team-high 20 points in the loss. They covered the spread as 9.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 139.5 point total.

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

Western Michigan Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
B. Artis White 16 14.4 3.6 2.7 0.9 0.2 2.6
Greg Lee 17 12.7 7.4 2.3 0.2 0.2 0.5
Titus Wright 14 8.4 4.9 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.0
Rafael Cruz Jr. 12 6.9 3.7 1.5 0.6 0.0 0.8
Jason Whitens 15 5.7 3.6 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.1

Total Facts

  • Ball State’s games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday’s matchup (135 points) in 13 out of 16 opportunities (81.2% of matchups).
  • In eight out of Western Michigan’s 15 games this year (53.3%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Sunday’s matchup.
  • The Cardinals average 70.6 points per game against the Broncos’ 63.5, amounting to 0.9 points under the game’s total of 135.
  • The 145.4 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 10.4 more than the 135 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Cardinals have seen a 144.5 over/under in their games this season, 9.5 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • This season the average over/under for the Broncos games is 135 points, identical to the total points bet (135 points) for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/25/2020 Ball State Ball State -10 128.5 -579 +417 Regular Season 71-61 BALLST
2/8/2020 Ball State Western Michigan -5 133.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 68-64 W MICH
3/2/2019 N/A Western Michigan N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 60-58 BALLST
2/9/2019 N/A Ball State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-59 BALLST

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