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Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips in college hoops odds

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Jan 24, 7:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Akron Zips vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD12-5

Worthen Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Ball State Cardinals and the visiting Akron Zips in college hoops action on Tuesday.

Supporters of the Zips have watched them go 12-7 and 9-6 ATS on the year, while the Cardinals are at 12-5 and 5-6-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 5-7, while the Zips have a 7-8 mark.

View Akron vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Akron before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 162 and the Zips at No. 38 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-73 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Ball State's No. 208-ranked scoring average of 66.8 PPG, against a Zips defense rated No. 158 and allowing 66.4 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, less than the Zips shooters have managed so far (46.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Akron owns the country's No. 72-rated mark, allowing 65.7 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 242 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Akron, they were an 84-75 winner as they battled Kent State at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Akron got 21 points from Nick Harney en route to an 84-75 victory over Kent State on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Ball State was a 75-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Northern Illinois. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals got 17 points from Jarrod Jones as Ball State ran past Northern Illinois 75-65 on Saturday at NIU Convocation Center.

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Central Michigan are 6-4
After playing Kent State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Ohio are 4-6
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Zips at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Akron's last 11 games on the road
Ball State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Ball State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Ball State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Akron
Ball State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Akron

Next up:
Akron at Central Michigan, Saturday, January 28
Ball State at Ohio, Saturday, January 28

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