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Ball State Cardinals battle vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks highlights college basketball odds menu

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksBall State Cardinals
5-9January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Worthen Arena3-11

The Ball State Cardinals will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks at Worthen Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The RedHawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 5-7 ATS. Miami (Ohio) is 6-6 against the total, while Ball State is 6-5 versus the number.

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

The RedHawks were listed as 0-point at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 314-ranked Cardinals and the No. 228-rated RedHawks in this matchup.

Miami (Ohio) was a 59-52 loser in its last match on the road against Akron. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami (Ohio) got 16 points from Will Felder but lost anyway, 59-52, to Akron on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Ball State lost its last outing, a 71-51 result against Ohio on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. Ball State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Ohio and falling by a 71-51 score at Ohio University Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Ball State's No. 226-ranked scoring average of 66.5 PPG, against a RedHawks defense rated No. 175 and allowing 71.79 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 40.93% to date this season, less than the RedHawks shooters have managed so far (43.27% per game).

A few RedHawks at Cardinals trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami (Ohio) is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Miami (Ohio) is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Miami (Ohio) is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Ball State
Ball State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Ball State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
Ball State is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Miami (Ohio)
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) home to Central Michigan, Wednesday, January 22nd
Ball State at Buffalo, Thursday, January 23rd