Akron vs. Ball State - 2/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (16-9) at Akron Zips (11-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm (James A. Rhodes Arena)
The Line: Akron Zips +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
MAC college basketball action features the Akron Zips clashing with the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday.
The Ball State Cardinals are finally showing the potential many thought this team possessed with wins in four of five capped off by an 87-68 rout of Kent State. Ball State burned the nets at 56.7% which easily outdistanced the Golden Flashes 41.4%.
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The Cardinals leaned heavily on the production of Trey Moses responded with a game high 22 points and five pulls while Tahjai Teague added 20 points and 14 rebounds. Ball State saw 15 points and five yanks from Sean Sellers with Tayler Persons tossing in 13 points.
The Akron Zips need a quick turnaround to move up the conference standings with the end of the regular season not that far away. Akron ended a four game skid with a 69-63 win against Central Michigan where a 43.9%-40.7% shooting edge was enough to squeeze by.
Eric Parrish was the top option for the Zips with 21 points and nine rebounds followed by Daniel Utomi with 20 points and eight boards. Akron received 19 points, four yanks and seven pulls from Jimond Ivey while Malcolm Duvivier tossed in nine points.
Ball State are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall and Ball State are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Mid-American and Ball State are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games. Akron are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games and under is 50-22-1 in Akron last 73 home games and over is 18-8-1 in Akron last 27 Tuesday games.
Ball State fans have to like what they’ve seen from their team of late but I expect we’ll see the best from the Zips…