Buffalo vs Ball State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 9, 2021

A game after he put up 27 points in a 107-96 loss to Syracuse, Josh Mballa leads the Buffalo Bulls (3-3) at home against the Ball State Cardinals (3-3) as 6.5-point favorites. The matchup begins at 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The matchup’s point total is set at 150.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 9, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Buffalo Betting Information

  • Buffalo has put together a 3-2 record against the spread this season.
  • In 80% of its games this season (4/5), Buffalo and its opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Bulls fell to Syracuse 107-96 and failed to cover the spread as 10.5-point underdogs, while going over the 154.5 point total in their last outing on Saturday. Mballa put up a team-high 27 points in the loss.

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

Buffalo Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jeenathan Williams 6 19.8 8.3 3.3 1.0 0.3 1.3
Jayvon Graves 6 17.3 7.0 4.2 2.3 0.7 1.5
Josh Mballa 3 13.7 5.7 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.0
Ronaldo Segu 6 13.5 3.2 3.7 1.3 0.3 1.8
Keishawn Brewton 3 9.7 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.3 2.0
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Ball State Betting Information

  • The Cardinals have generally come up short ATS this season, with a 2-4 record.
  • When playing as at least a 6.5-point underdog, the Cardinals tend to meet expectations with a 1-0 record against the spread.
  • Ball State and its opponents have typically covered the over/under this season, doing so in 66.7% (4) of its six games played.
  • The Cardinals fell 67-57 to Indiana State in their last game on Saturday. Ishmael El-Amin racked up a team-high 18 points in the loss. They didn’t cover the spread as 3-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go under the 140.5 point total.

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 8 17.8 4.9 1.6 1.8 0.4 0.0
Ishmael El-Amin 8 16.0 3.5 4.0 1.6 0.0 2.0
Brachen Hazen 8 8.9 5.0 0.3 1.3 0.4 0.4
Miryne Thomas 7 7.6 5.9 1.4 0.7 0.3 1.4
Luke Bumbalough 8 6.6 1.8 2.0 0.4 0.0 1.3

Total Facts

  • Buffalo’s games this season have gone over the point total for Saturday’s matchup (150.5 points) in four out of six opportunities (66.7% of matchups).
  • Zero Ball State games this year (0% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Saturday’s point total of 150.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 152.9 points per game, 2.4 points more than the over/under of 150.5 for this game.
  • This game’s total is 2.3 fewer points than the 148.2 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Bulls have seen a 159.2 over/under in their games this season, 8.7 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Cardinals games have an over/under of 141.8 points this season, 8.7 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/18/2020 Buffalo Buffalo -4 146.5 -185 +150 Regular Season 72-59 BUFF
1/7/2020 Ball State Ball State -4.5 147.5 -204 +165 Regular Season 88-68 BALLST
1/29/2019 N/A Buffalo N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-59 BUFF

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