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NCAA Basketball Odds: Ball State Cardinals vs Ohio Bobcats

The Ohio Bobcats hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Ball State Cardinals pay a visit to Ohio University Convocation Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Ohio sat as -7.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Ball State Cardinals vs Ohio Bobcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio Bobcats sit at 9-4 (7-2 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Ball State Cardinals are currently 10-4 (3-5 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Ohio is 5-3-1 OU, and Ball State is 4-4 OU.

The Bobcats - Cardinals odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ohio is rated No. 103 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ball State is at No. 139.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Ball State is ranked No. 97 in NCAA basketball at 38.29 per game. Contrast that with Ohio's No. 182 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Ohio is the No. 92-ranked team in the country at 7.62 per game, while Ball State rates No. 77 at 7.86 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals grabbed a 87-69 win over the Rockets on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Ryan Weber at Worthen Arena.

Ohio got 19 points from Jaaron Simmons but lost anyway, 80-69, to Northern Illinois on Wednesday at NIU Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Ball State is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ohio
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio
  • Ohio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
  • Ohio is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ball State

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Western Michigan, Tuesday, January 12th
Ohio at Bowling Green, Tuesday, January 12th