Where: Worthen Arena, Muncie, IN
When: Saturday, February 15, 1:00 PM. ET.
The Ball State Cardinals will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday afternoon.
Falcons Going For 10th Win In 12 GamesThe Falcons have played well in conference play and have won nine of their last 11 games. They will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Akron with a win over the Cardinals, which will give them their 10th win in their last 12 games.
Bowling Green is on top of the MAC East standings, half a game ahead of the Zips. The team is currently projected to be a #15 seed in the NCAA tournament, but they will need a strong finish to the season if they want to make the tournament for the first time since 1968.
The Falcons have played well offensively, averaging 75.4 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 59 points in their last game and will need a better performance to beat the Cardinals.
Daeqwon Plowden led the way for the Falcons with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Turner finished with 12 points and three assists, while Tayler Mattos added seven points and six rebounds for the Falcons.
Bowling Green also hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 72.9 points per game. They gave up 74 points per game in their last game and will need a better performance to get past the Cardinals on Saturday.
Cardinals Going For Fourth Win In Five GamesThe Cardinals have played well over the last week and have won three of their last four games, which has moved them into second place in the MAC West standings, half a game behind Northern Illinois. They will be trying to take sole possession of first place in the division with a win over the Falcons, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.
Ball State hasn’t done a good job offensively, averaging 69.5 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 63 points in their last game and will need a better performance to beat the Falcons.
Ishmael El-Amin led the way for the Cardinals with 22 points and three rebounds. Kyle Mallers finished with 12 points and four rebounds, while Tahjai Teague also added 12 points and four rebounds for the Cardinals.
Ball State is one of the best defensive teams in the country, holding opponents to 61.8 points per game. They gave up 59 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Falcons.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Bowling Green is:
- 4-13-2 ATS in their last 19 games.
- 4-7-1 ATS in their last 12 conference games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Ball State is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home conference games.