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Ball State vs. Miami (OH) - 1/22/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Miami (OH) at Ball State
Date & Time Tuesday January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Worthen Arena
Muncie, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Ball State -9 -- Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Ball State Cardinals meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Worthen Arena.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are averaging 71.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Nike Sibande is averaging 16.1 points and 1.2 assists while Dalonte Brown is averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Darrian Ringo is dishing 5.3 assists and Bam Bowman is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Miami (OH) RedHawks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost five of their last six road games.

The Ball State Cardinals could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 80.2 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Tayler Persons is averaging 17.1 points and 4.7 assists while Tahjai Teague is averaging 14.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. K.J. Walton is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Moses is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Ball State Cardinals are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Ball State Cardinals are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Ball State Cardinals have won five of their last seven home games.

The Red Hawks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. Mid-American. The Red Hawks are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Ball St and 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The over is 13-5 in Cardinals last 18 overall. The under is 9-3 in Red Hawks last 12 overall.

The Miami (OH) RedHawks have been awful on the road to say the least, as they've lost five of their last six and are losing by an average of 14.7 points while shooting just 39.6 percent from the field. At home this season, the Ball State Cardinals are winning by an average of 15.5 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Just from those two numbers alone, there's a good idea how this game is going to go. I'll side with Ball State in a comfortable home victory.

Pick:
Ball State -9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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