Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulls vs Cardinals CBB Odds
Looking for Buffalo Bulls vs. Ball State Cardinals NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? It’s 2017 hoops season everyone! CBB betting sees the Bulls taking on the Cardinals on Friday, February 3, 2017 at John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
2017 NCAA Basketball – MAC
Date: Friday February 3, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Ball State -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 157
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The MAC opens and closes hoops action this Friday night.
Buffalo was supposed to be not that far behind Akron the East this season but they have struggled more than expected.
Meanwhile Ball State was not expected to defend their MAC West title but halfway through the season they are on top of the division.
The Bulls have been to back to back NCAAs but that runs looks like it is coming to a close. A MAC tourney run does not seem to be in the cards this season.
Small forward Blake Hamilton has built upon his first season in the Queen City but despite that they have struggled with consistency.
Despite the overall record though the Bulls are not terrible. Three of their MAC losses have been by 2 points or less so they are generally staying with teams and just outscored CMU to win earlier in the week.
In addition to Hamilton’s 17ppg they have three other players scoring 13 or more points per game. That’s pretty good and so is the way that Nick Perkins has dearly doubled his production as a sophomore.
The Bulls are the rare team that is frontcourt heavy with 5 of their top 6 scorers listed as forwards. Good luck finding that anywhere else.
The close losses may have some writing off this team but I am thinking buying opportunity.
Ball State Cardinals
Ball State is not a basketball super power but they won the division last year and might repeat this season too. That’s pretty good right?
The Cardinals score 80ppg and are led by Tayler Persons who leads in both scoring and assists – 16ppg & 5apg – though he could be sharper with the ball. Ball State has a classic small conference PF in Frank House, who is built like one at 6’6″ and nearly 250. Trey Moses is an enforcer inside too.
Ball State is a good shooting team and that strength usually shines at home, where they are 9-3. Their spread numbers are terrible though at 3-6ATS.
This is a classic look ahead spot for the Cardinals. Their next game is at Akron, the top team in the league on Tuesday.
CBB Betting Trends:
- BALL are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Fri. games.
- BALL are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 home games.
- Over is 39-17-1 in BALL last 57 vs. Mid-American.
- Over is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings.
Free Buffalo Bulls vs. Ball State Cardinals NCAAB Prediction:
The Cards should be favoured but this wont’ be a walk in the park. Buffalo might be the better team.
Look for Ball State to be a small favourite in the -3 to -5 range.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Buffalo ATS
I am going to bank on some regression here which means that Buffalo gets it done. Take them on the moneyline for a better payoff.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Buffalo 78 – Ball State 72
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