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Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals in college hoops odds

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Jan 28, 11:00 AM | Ohio University Convocation Center

Ball State Cardinals vs Ohio Bobcats Odds


Ohio will look to improve on its 16-4 record on Saturday when they host Ball State in NCAAB odds action at Ohio University Convocation Center.

The Bobcats bring a 16-4 record (8-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-6 Cardinals, who are 5-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Ohio go 5-8 so far and the Cardinals go 5-8.

View Ball State vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Bobcats as 9-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bobcats rated this week at No. 83 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 162. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-72 result in favor of the Bobcats.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 71.4 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 17 at 58.8 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, Ball State features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.7 points per game. Ohio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 70-58 loser as they battled Akron at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Jarrod Jones scored 25 points for Ball State on Tuesday, but the Zips managed a 70-58 victory over the Cardinals at Worthen Arena.

Ohio won its last outing, a 56-51 result against Western Michigan on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. D.J. Cooper scored 18 points leading the Bobcats to a 56-51 victory over Western Michigan at Ohio University Convocation Center on Wednesday.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 3-7
After playing Akron are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-10
Before playing Northern Illinois are 7-3
After playing Western Michigan are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Bobcats trends to consider:
Ball State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ball State is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Ohio
Ohio is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Ohio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Ball State
Ohio is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio's last 6 games

Next up:
Ball State at Buffalo, Wednesday, February 1
Ohio at Northern Illinois, Wednesday, February 1