Miami (Ohio) vs. Ball State - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (7-11) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (7-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Miami of Ohio Redhawks play Saturday afternoon at the Millett Hall.
The Ball State Cardinals have lost five straight games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Ball State is averaging 64.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Sean Sellers is averaging 12.4 points and 3.2 rebounds while Zavier Turner is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 assists. Franko House is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Bo Calhounis shooting 48.6 percent from the field. The Ball State Cardinals have seven players averaging at least 5.8 points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last nine games.
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The Miami of Ohio Redhawks could also use a big win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Miami of Ohio is averaging 65.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Eric Washington is averaging 13.9 points and 5.7 assists while Will Sullivan is averaging 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Geovonie McKnight is shooting 43.3 percent from the field and LJ Livingston is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Miami of Ohio Redhawks have five players averaging at least 5.6 points, and they’re shooting 68.3 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Miami of Ohio is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Cardinals are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Red Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Ball State is a deeper team offensively and has owned the Redhawks ATS over the years, covering 11 of the last 14 meetings. In a toss up game, I'll take Ball State on the road and the free bucket.