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MAC Tournament - Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Ball State Cardinals

The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the point spread at Worthen Arena against the Ball State Cardinals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ball State Cardinals were listed as -8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks have watched them go 12-19 and 13-15 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Ball State Cardinals are at 19-12 and 11-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Ball State Cardinals are 14-11, while the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks have a 14-14 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 91-ranked Ball State Cardinals and the No. 249-rated Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ball State's No. 177-ranked offense, averaging 71.1 PPG, against a RedHawks defense that ranks No. 74 at 68 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.91% so far, more than the RedHawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.54% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Geovonie McKnight scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the RedHawks to a win (they lost 67-65 to Ohio at Millett Hall on Friday).

Franko House scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 80-69 to Northern Illinois at NIU Convocation Center on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • Miami (Ohio) is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami (Ohio) is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 7 games
  • Miami (Ohio) is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games
  • Ball State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Ball State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • Ball State is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Miami (Ohio)