Against The Spread Pick
MAC action takes to the floor at Alumni Arena in Buffalo as the Ball State Cardinals pay a visit to face the Bulls. The Cardinals have lost two of their last three games, while the Bulls enter on a two-game winning streak. Ball State is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven games. The spread hasn’t been kind to Buffalo either, as they have only covered twice in their last six games. The Bulls had no answers in the first meeting this season, as Ball State rolled to a 20-point win, easily covering the spread. It was quite uncharacteristic of Buffalo, as they have easily won the three prior meetings by more than 20-points. Taking the Bulls to cover 4.5 points at home is the right move.
Over Under Pick
The winner of each of the last three head-to-head meetings between Ball State and Buffalo has scored over 80 points. The first meeting this season saw the Cardinals and Bulls combine for a 156-point total. Their two prior meetings both resulted in over 142-point totals as well. Nine of Ball State’s last 10 games have resulted in under totals. Likewise, Buffalo has also leaned towards the under in each of their last six games. It’s a tough take but the under 141.5-point total is the right move.