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Ohio Bobcats home to Ball State Cardinals in NCAA Basketball betting action

Ball State CardinalsOhio Bobcats
3-10January 15, 2014, 08:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center11-4

The visiting Ball State Cardinals hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Ohio University Convocation Center against the Ohio Bobcats.

The Bobcats sport a record of 11-4 and 5-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 3-10 and 5-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-2-1 for the Bobcats and 6-4 for the Cardinals.

View Ball State Cardinals vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as -14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cardinals was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 100 (Bobcats) and the No. 314 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Ball State, they were an 86-74 loser as they battled Kent State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Mark Alstork scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 86-74 to Kent State at Memorial Athletic Center on Saturday).

Ohio was an 83-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against Akron. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Ohio got 25 points from Maurice Ndour on the way to an 83-80 loss against Akron on Sunday at Ohio University Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 123 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.54 per game. That compares with Ohio’s No. 63 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio is college basketball's No. 127-ranked team at 6.13 per game, while the Cardinals rate No. 74 with 7.23 per game.

A few Cardinals at Bobcats trends to consider:
Ball State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Ball State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Ohio
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Ohio is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Ohio is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Ball State
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State

Next up:
Ball State home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, January 18th
Ohio at Northern Illinois, Saturday, January 18th