Ball State Vs Western Michigan: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 17, 2023

Written By Staff on January 16, 2023

The Ball State Cardinals (12-5, 3-1 MAC) will host the Western Michigan Broncos (6-11, 2-2 MAC) after winning five straight home games. The contest 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) contest against the Broncos (+360).

The betting trends in this article reference odds valid as of January 17, 2023 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Ball State vs Western Michigan Betting Odds

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Ball State Offense Vs. Western Michigan Defense

Ball State Offense Stats (Rank) Western Michigan Defense
76.5 (76) Points/Gm 72.9 (278)
4.2 (338) Possessions/Game 10.4 (203)
47.9 (34) Field Goal % 48.2 (350)
37.7 (43) 3PT % 38.9 (354)
54.4 (46) Effective FG % 56.0 (355)
58.5 (32) True Shooting % 65.5 (362)

Western Michigan Offense Vs. Ball State Defense

Western Michigan Offense Stats (Rank) Ball State Defense
72.2 (165) Points/Gm 67.0 (119)
10.4 (160) Possessions/Game 4.2 (26)
45.1 (154) Field Goal % 42.0 (106)
34.1 (178) 3PT % 34.2 (220)
51.8 (144) Effective FG % 47.5 (89)
54.9 (169) True Shooting % 52.8 (111)

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Ball State Betting Insights

  • Ball State has covered nine times in 15 matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Cardinals have covered the spread three times this season (3-1 ATS) when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites.
  • Ball State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total seven out of 15 times this season.
  • The Cardinals and their opponents have gone over 146 combined points in seven of 15 games this season.
  • The average point total in Ball State’s games this season is 143.5, 2.5 points fewer than this matchup’s over/under.

Western Michigan Betting Insights

  • Western Michigan has put together a 7-7-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Broncos have been an underdog by 9.5 points or more seven times this season, and covered the spread in five of those games.
  • A total of nine Western Michigan’s games this year have hit the over.
  • Broncos games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 146 points in seven of 14 outings.
  • Western Michigan’s games this season have had an average of 145.2 points, 0.8 fewer points than this game’s total.

Ball State Key Players

  • Jarron Coleman leads the Cardinals in points and assists. He averages 14.1 points per game while tacking on 3.4 assists.
  • Ball State’s rebounding leader is Payton Sparks, who pulls down 8.1 per game.
  • Coleman connects on 2.2 treys per game to lead the Cardinals.
  • Demarius Jacobs grabs 1.4 steals and 1.6 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

Western Michigan Key Players

  • The Broncos go-to guy, Lamar Norman Jr., leads the team in both scoring (17.8 points per game) and assists (2.8 assists per game).
  • Markeese Hastings collects all of the boards and is the Western Michigan leader in rebounds, pulling down 10.1 per game.
  • Norman Jr. leads the Broncos in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.
  • Western Michigan’s Tray Maddox has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Hastings is first in blocks with 0.5 per game.
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