Ball State Cardinals vs. Ohio Bobcats - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (14-8) at Ball State Cardinals (15-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Worthen Arena)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio Bobcats will travel to play the Ball State Cardinals in a MAC game on Tuesday.
The Ball State Cardinals are 15-8 (6-4) and are coming off of a win against Western Michigan by a score of 75-71. Ball State has won 2 games in a row and is currently tied for 1st in the MAC West standings. Ball State is averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 65.9 points per game. Ball State is also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Ryan Weber is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game for Ball State. Franko House is averaging 11.2 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Cardinals. Ball State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 38.8% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Ohio Bobcats are 14-8 (5-5) and are coming off of a win against Northern Illinois by a score of 80-69. Ohio has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 4th in the MAC East standings. Ohio defeated Ball State by a score of 79-73 in these two teams first meeting this season. Ohio is averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 73.7 points per game. Ohio is also averaging 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Antonio Campbell is averaging 16 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game for Ohio. Jaaron Simmons is averaging 14.4 points per game and 8 assists per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 37.6% on three-pointers, and 46.8% on all field goal attempts.
Ohio is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. Ohio is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 conference games. The over is 9-2 in Ohio’s last 11 road games. Ball State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. Ball State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 5-0-1 in Ball State’s last 6 games. The road team is 5-1 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
Ball State has found success playing strong defense this season. Ohio isn’t as good on defense, but they have a better scoring offense. Both teams are similar in rebounding, while Ohio is the better shooting team. I think the home court advantage will push Ball State to the victory here.