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Buffalo vs. Ball State odds, line: Proven college basketball model reveals picks for Friday's MAC showdown

The SportsLine projection model has released its selections for Friday's MAC battle between the Bulls and Cardinals
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The Buffalo Bulls aim for their third consecutive victory when they visit the Ball State Cardinals in a MAC contest on Friday. Buffalo (8-6, 2-2 MAC) is coming off a 78-64 triumph at Western Michigan on Tuesday, while Ball State (7-8, 2-2) suffered an 84-74 setback at Akron the same day.

Tip-off at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind. is set for 6 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Bulls are favored by seven points in the latest Buffalo vs. Ball State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 162. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)

Before making any Ball State vs. Buffalo picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of more than $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Buffalo had five players reach double digits in points on Tuesday, with Ronaldo Segu leading the way with 17 on 6-of-8 shooting. The senior guard is averaging 19.3 points in conference play and has scored at least 10 in all but one of his 14 games. The Bulls have won their last three meetings with the Cardinals, taking both of last season's matchups by an average of 18.5 points.

The model also knows that despite its 16-19 record in the all-time series, Ball State is 10-6 in games played in Muncie. Freshman center Payton Sparks, who leads the Cardinals in rebounding (6.5), recorded his first career double-double in Tuesday's loss as he scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed 10 boards. Junior guard Luke Bumbalough recorded 10 points and tops Ball State with an average of 12.7 per contest.

Now, the model has set its sights on Buffalo vs. Ball State. We can tell you it is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread covers in almost 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

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