Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulls vs. Cardinals CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(8-6) Buffalo Bulls vs. Ball State Cardinals (7-8)
Date: Friday, January 14th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: John E. Worthen Arena
CBB Moneyline Odds: Buffalo -333 | Ball State +210
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Buffalo -6.5 | Ball State +6.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 162
The Buffalo Bulls will be on the road to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Friday, January 14th.
The tip-off is set for 6:00 ET from John E. Worthen Arena.
The Bulls started off as a 7.5 point favorite and that number is now down to 6.5. The total has gone from 163 to 162.
I would say that Buffalo has played well this year, but they still have yet to take it to another level. I feel like they could be playing even better than they have been, which can clearly still happen as the year goes on.
The Bulls beat the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday by a score of 78-64. It was a good thing they did that because their opponent was not a very good team at all.
When you look at their schedule, it has not been super tough. Yes, they did play Michigan early on in the year, but nobody else really stands out, which is why I feel they should have at least a few more wins.
A lot of different guys contributed to the offensive side of things in their win over the Broncos, as five players ended up scoring in double figures. The leading scorer was Ronaldo Segu, who had 17 points. David Skogman also added in 14 points and 11 boards. It is always a good sign when you get a well-balanced scoring attack.
Ball State Cardinals
Ball State has been an up-and-down team thus far. Until they get more consistency in their game, they will not really change as a team.
The Cardinals come into this game with a record of 7-8. Once again, it is not as if their schedule is full of powerhouses, so I can imagine that it is definitely frustrating for them that they have the record they do.
The Cardinals dropped to the Akron Zips on Tuesday by a score of 84-74. They will look to get back on track when they face off with the Bulls on Friday.
In their last game, I just did not feel the defense played at a high enough level to win. They let Akron score 51 points in the second half, which just cannot happen.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Buffalo is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Buffalo is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Ball State.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games.
- Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Ball State is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo.
- The total has gone over in 13 of Ball State’s last 18 games against Buffalo.
Free Buffalo Bulls vs. Ball State Cardinals NCAAB Summary:
Ball State will look to put a tough loss to Akron behind them and be ready for this game on Friday with the Bulls. I would expect them to come out sharper in this game, especially on the defensive side, given how they performed on Tuesday.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Ball State ATS
I know that neither one of these teams has a record that is much better than the other, but the Bulls are the better team and this is a game they really should take care of. It will not be easy going on the road to face Ball State, however.
In this spot, I look for the Cardinals to be competitive. They know they were not good in their last game and I expect them to make the necessary adjustments and be better in this ball game.
As of late, Buffalo has not been great at covering and I can see that happening again in this one. 6.5 is too high for me to lay with them in this spot. I would say they win the game, but it will be closer than some expect it to be.
Give me Ball State catching the 6.5 points at home here.
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