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Ohio vs. Ball State - 1/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ball State at Ohio
Date & Time Saturday January 26, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Convocation Center (OH)
Athens, OH
The Line
Ohio +3 / over-under: 140
TV Channel
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The Ball State Cardinals go on the road to oppose the Ohio Bobcats in MAC college basketball action.

The struggles of  the Ball  State  Cardinals continued  with a 71-65 loss to Miami (OH) on Tuesday as a 9.5 point home favorite.

Ball State fell behind by seven points heading to the locker room and traded baskets the rest of the way with the Redhawks holding a 51.1%-40.7% shooting edge.

KJ Walton topped the Cardinals attack with 16 points and seven boards followed by Tahjai Teague with 15 points and nine rebounds.

The twosome of Tayler Persons and Trey Moses netted eleven points apiece and combined for 13 rebounds while Josh Thompson chipped in with six points.

The Ohio Bobcats improved to 2-4 in the MAC with an 81-76 victory against Western Michigan as a 6.5 point home favorite on Tuesday.

Ohio led by seven points at the halfway point and held Western Michigan at bay over the final 20 minutes behind 50.9% shooting.

Gavin Block carried the Bobcats attack with 16 points and five assists while Jason Carter tossed in 14 points and grabbed seven boards.

Ohio saw eleven points from Teyvion Kirk with Doug Taylor and Antonio Cowart Jr. combining for 17 points followed by Ben Vander Plas adding three points and 11 rebounds. 

Ball State Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 vs. Mid-American. Ohio Bobcats are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. Underdog is 18-5-1 ATS in the last 24 meetings and road team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

Ohio crushed Ball State on the road in the first matchup but Ball State is the choice if you can stomach inconsistency…

Ball State -3

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