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NCAAB Game Preview - Cardinals underdogs vs Bobcats at Ball State

Ohio BobcatsBall State Cardinals
March 10, 9:25 PM | Quicken Loans Arena

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

18-14TEAM RECORD18-12

The Ball State Cardinals host Ohio on Thursday, looking to build on their 18-12 mark against the 18-14 Bobcats in college hoops action at Quicken Loans Arena.

This game is part of the MAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. Quicken Loans Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Ball State will face the 18-14 Bobcats, who own a 11-15-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 15-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 14-12 favoring the OVER.

View Ohio vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cardinals in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 141 and the Bobcats at No. 187 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-72 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ball State's No. 231-rated squad against Ohio's No. 122-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ball State rates No. 325 in the country with 4.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 65 nationally with 7.5 per match.

Defensively, Ohio features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Ball State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Ohio was a 74-57 winner in their most recent outing against Toledo. They failed to cover the 19.5–point spread as favorites.

Ball State won its last outing, a 67-57 result against Northern Illinois on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Cardinals got 17 points from Jesse Berry as Ball State ran past Northern Illinois 67-57 on Saturday at Worthen Arena.

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Toledo are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Northern Illinois are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ball State's last 10 games
Ball State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing Ohio

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