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RedHawks face Ball State Cardinals: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksBall State Cardinals
Feb 4, 4:00 PM | Worthen Arena

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals Odds


Ball State looks to cover the Cardinals-RedHawks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-8 mark when they host Miami (Ohio) in college basketball action.

The Cardinals are 12-8 so far on the season, and 6-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The RedHawks, meanwhile, are 6-14 and 7-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ball State go 6-9 and the RedHawks go 7-11 on the totals.

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

Betting Line:
Ball State opened as 6-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 139-rated Cardinals and the No. 278-ranked RedHawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-59 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Ball State's No. 174-rated squad against Miami (Ohio)'s No. 324-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Ball State rates No. 166 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 88 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miami (Ohio) owns the country's No. 103-rated mark, allowing 67.1 points per game on the highway. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 259 in scoring at home.

Miami (Ohio) was a 62-57 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Julian Mavunga scored 19 points leading the RedHawks to a 62-57 victory over Eastern Michigan at Millett Hall on Wednesday.

Ball State was a 73-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Buffalo. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Cardinals got 21 points from Jarrod Jones, but it was Buffalo that prevailed in a 73-57 final on Wednesday at Alumni Arena.

Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Northern Illinois are 5-5
After playing Eastern Michigan are 9-1
After a win are 2-8

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Bowling Green are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few RedHawks at Cardinals trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ball State
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Ball State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games when playing Miami (Ohio)

Next up:
Miami (Ohio) at Northern Illinois, Wednesday, February 8
Ball State home to Bowling Green, Wednesday, February 8