Cardinals vs. Bulls Prediction

Ball State Cardinals vs. Buffalo Bulls 1/29/19, Prediction & Odds

The Ball State Cardinals will have an opportunity to upset a ranked opponent on the road tonight when they travel to the 18th-ranked Buffalo Bulls. Can Ball State stay within the number as double-digit road underdogs?

Game Snapshot

611 Ball State Cardinals at 612 Buffalo Bulls

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Alumni Arena at 7PM ET

TV: ESPN3

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulls are 10.5-point favorites on the spread line. The over-under is set at 160.5 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 81 percent of public bets are siding with host Buffalo. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.

Cardinals drop second straight

Ball State fell 78-74 Saturday at Ohio to drop to 11-9 overall and 2-5 in the Mid-American Conference. The Cardinals led 37-30 at halftime before unraveling after the break. Ball State shot 29-of-61 from the floor, 10-of-18 from 3-point range and 6-of-8 at the free throw line. Tayler Persons paced BSU with 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance. He also contributed five assists and three rebounds. Kyle Mallers had 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. K.J. Walton added 10 points in 25 minutes off the bench.

Bulls take down Golden Flashes

Buffalo avoided a road upset Friday night at Kent State as it secured an 88-79 victory to move to 18-2 overall and 6-1 in the MAC. C.J. Massinburg led the Bulls with 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. Nick Perkins tallied 20 points, eight boards and three assists off the bench. Davonta Jordan had 12 points, four assists, three caroms and three steals. Dontay Caruthers added 12 points and five assists as a reserve. Buffalo outscored the hosts 45-35 in the second half of the win. The Bulls shot 33-of-62 from the field, 10-of-26 from 3-point distance and 12-of-22 at the free throw line. 

College Basketball Betting Trends

Ball State

The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last six Tuesday games. Ball State is 1-5 ATS in its last six games overall.

Buffalo

The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. Buffalo is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 MAC games.

Prediction:

Ball State was playing strong basketball earlier in the season, but has regressed the last few weeks. I can't see the Cardinals hanging with a Buffalo squad that is returning home after a couple tough road environments. The last time the Bulls played a team in the range of where Ball State is talent-wise, they smoked Toledo at home by 30. Look for another big performance here.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUFFALO BULLS -10.5

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