Western Michigan @ Ball State
Current Records: Western Michigan 6-11; Ball State 12-5
What to Know
The Western Michigan Broncos haven't won a contest against the Ball State Cardinals since Feb. 8 of 2020, but they'll be looking to end the drought Tuesday. WMU and Ball State will face off in a Mid-American battle at 7 p.m. ET at John E. Worthen Arena. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
The Broncos didn't have too much trouble with the Bowling Green Falcons at home this past Saturday as they won 108-92.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals had enough points to win and then some against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks this past Saturday, taking their matchup 75-61.
WMU have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10.5-point spread they are up against. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought WMU up to 6-11 and Ball State to 12-5. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Broncos have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.40% from the floor on average, which is the 17th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. The Cardinals' offense has more to brag about, as they they rank 34th in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 47.90% on the season. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: John E. Worthen Arena -- Muncie, Indiana
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $24.00
The Cardinals are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Ball State have won ten out of their last 14 games against Western Michigan.
- Mar 04, 2022 - Ball State 64 vs. Western Michigan 63
- Jan 29, 2022 - Ball State 83 vs. Western Michigan 72
- Dec 22, 2020 - Ball State 76 vs. Western Michigan 68
- Feb 25, 2020 - Ball State 71 vs. Western Michigan 61
- Feb 08, 2020 - Western Michigan 68 vs. Ball State 64
- Mar 02, 2019 - Ball State 60 vs. Western Michigan 58
- Feb 09, 2019 - Ball State 79 vs. Western Michigan 59
- Feb 23, 2018 - Western Michigan 87 vs. Ball State 80
- Jan 13, 2018 - Western Michigan 73 vs. Ball State 58
- Mar 09, 2017 - Ball State 66 vs. Western Michigan 63
- Feb 25, 2017 - Western Michigan 80 vs. Ball State 55
- Jan 28, 2017 - Ball State 84 vs. Western Michigan 78
- Feb 06, 2016 - Ball State 75 vs. Western Michigan 71
- Jan 12, 2016 - Ball State 74 vs. Western Michigan 64