Bowling Green @ Ball State
Current Records: Bowling Green 7-4; Ball State 5-6
What to Know
The Bowling Green Falcons have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. Bowling Green and the Ball State Cardinals will face off in a Mid-American battle at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at John E. Worthen Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with Ball State winning the first 88-64 on the road and the Falcons taking the second 75-62.
Bowling Green was fully in charge last week, breezing past the Carlow Celtics 129-50 at home.
Meanwhile, Ball State made easy work of the Eastern Illinois Panthers last Tuesday and carried off a 75-55 win.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Bowling Green is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.
The Falcons are now 7-4 while the Cardinals sit at 5-6. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Bowling Green enters the contest with 84 points per game on average, good for 11th best in college basketball. Less enviably, Ball State is stumbling into the game with the 11th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 77.9 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Ball State.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: John E. Worthen Arena — Muncie, Indiana
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $25.00
The Falcons are a 3-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Falcons as a 2.5-point favorite.
Bowling Green have won seven out of their last ten games against Ball State.
- Feb 16, 2021 – Bowling Green 75 vs. Ball State 62
- Jan 12, 2021 – Ball State 88 vs. Bowling Green 64
- Feb 15, 2020 – Bowling Green 77 vs. Ball State 71
- Jan 28, 2020 – Bowling Green 67 vs. Ball State 61
- Mar 14, 2019 – Bowling Green 99 vs. Ball State 86
- Jan 15, 2019 – Bowling Green 79 vs. Ball State 78
- Feb 06, 2018 – Ball State 59 vs. Bowling Green 56
- Jan 21, 2017 – Bowling Green 79 vs. Ball State 74
- Jan 07, 2017 – Bowling Green 76 vs. Ball State 71
- Feb 02, 2016 – Ball State 72 vs. Bowling Green 64