Buffalo @ Ball State
Current Records: Buffalo 8-6; Ball State 7-8
What to Know
The Ball State Cardinals have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Buffalo Bulls and are hoping to record their first win since Jan. 7 of 2020. Ball State and Buffalo will face off in a Mid-American battle at 6 p.m. ET Friday at John E. Worthen Arena. The Bulls should still be feeling good after a victory, while Ball State will be looking to regain their footing.
Ball State came up short against the Akron Zips on Tuesday, falling 84-74.
Meanwhile, Buffalo strolled past the Western Michigan Broncos with points to spare on Tuesday, taking the contest 78-64.
The Cardinals are expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the team is 1-5 ATS when expected to lose.
Ball State is now 7-8 while the Bulls sit at 8-6. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Ball State is stumbling into the game with the 15th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 77.3 on average. Buffalo's offense has more to brag about, as they they rank 13th in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 82.1 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: John E. Worthen Arena -- Muncie, Indiana
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
The Bulls are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, 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 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Buffalo have won seven out of their last nine games against Ball State.
- Feb 02, 2021 - Buffalo 78 vs. Ball State 58
- Jan 09, 2021 - Buffalo 86 vs. Ball State 69
- Feb 18, 2020 - Buffalo 72 vs. Ball State 59
- Jan 07, 2020 - Ball State 88 vs. Buffalo 68
- Jan 29, 2019 - Buffalo 83 vs. Ball State 59
- Jan 06, 2018 - Buffalo 83 vs. Ball State 63
- Feb 03, 2017 - Buffalo 96 vs. Ball State 69
- Jan 14, 2017 - Ball State 92 vs. Buffalo 77
- Jan 26, 2016 - Buffalo 76 vs. Ball State 64