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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals in college hoops odds

Ball State CardinalsMiami (Ohio) RedHawks
Jan 26, 3:00 PM | Millett Hall

Ball State Cardinals vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD7-10

The Ball State Cardinals will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the RedHawks in Miami (Ohio) at Millett Hall on Saturday in college basketball action.

The RedHawks bring a 7-10 record (6-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-10 Cardinals, who are 6-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Miami (Ohio) go 8-5 so far and the Cardinals go 6-5.

View Ball State vs Miami (Ohio) Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Miami (Ohio) opened as 6-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 321-ranked RedHawks and the No. 246-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 62-61 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinals is ranked No. 156 in NCAA hoops at 35.7 per game. Contrast that with Miami (Ohio)’s No. 342 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami (Ohio) is the No. 122-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Ball State rates No. 259 at 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 233-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Miami (Ohio), meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 66-63 loser as they battled Buffalo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Jauwan Scaife scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 66-63 to Buffalo at Worthen Arena on Wednesday).

Last time out for Miami (Ohio), they were a 74-62 loser as they battled Ohio at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. Miami (Ohio) got 19 points from Will Felder but lost anyway, 74-62, to Ohio on Wednesday at Millett Hall.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toledo are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After playing Ohio are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at RedHawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Ball State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Ball State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio) is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State
Miami (Ohio) is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Ball State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 6 games when playing at home against Ball State
Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Ball State home to Toledo, Wednesday, January 30
Miami (Ohio) home to Western Michigan, Wednesday, January 30