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Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Akron takes to the basketball court against Ball State on Saturday, hoping to send the Cardinals to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Worthen Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Akron Zips were listed as -2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Akron Zips vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ball State Cardinals are 13-7 so far on the season, and 6-8 ATS vs the number. The Akron Zips, meanwhile, are 16-4 and 8-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ball State go 8-6 and the Akron Zips go 7-8 on betting totals.

The Cardinals - Zips odds would favor the Zips if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ball State is rated No. 152 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Akron is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Ball State has the nation's No. 187-rated offensive output, at 70.25 PPG. The visiting Akron Zips defense ranks No. 46 allowing on average 66.35 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 43.81% so far, more than the Ball State Zips marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.77% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Zips grabbed a 76-66 win over the Huskies on Tuesday, behind a 18-point effort from Kwan Cheatham, Jr. at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Jeremiah Davis scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 76-64 to Buffalo at Alumni Arena on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Akron is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Akron is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • Akron is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Ball State
  • Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
  • Ball State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games
  • Ball State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Ball State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Akron

Next Betting Matchups

Akron at Ohio, Tuesday, February 2nd
Ball State at Bowling Green, Tuesday, February 2nd