Ohio favored by 10 against Ball State on Wednesday
Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Ball State vs Ohio battle Wednesday at Worthen Arena as the Cardinals look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 7-10 ATS. Ohio is 5-6-2 on the totals; Ball State is 9-5.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cardinals as 10-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 266 (Cardinals) and the No. 147 (Bobcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-64 result in favor of the Bobcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bobcats rank No. 321 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.6 per game. That compares with Ball State’s No. 153 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ball State is college basketball's No. 239-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Bobcats rate No. 18 with 8.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Ohio owns the country's No. 277-rated mark, allowing 74.3 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 295 in scoring at home.
Ohio lost its last outing, an 86-72 result against Akron on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Ohio got 15 points from Nick Kellogg but lost anyway, 86-72, to Akron on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Last time out for Ball State, they were a 70-59 loser as they battled Bowling Green on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Ball State suffered a 70-59 loss against Bowling Green on Saturday, getting 17 points from Jauwan Scaife in a losing effort at Stroh Center.
Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bowling Green are 3-7
After playing Akron are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Western Michigan are 7-3
After playing Bowling Green are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Bobcats at Cardinals trends to consider:
Ohio is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Ohio is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games
Ball State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Ohio
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio home to Bowling Green, Saturday, February 9
Ball State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, February 9