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Ohio vs. Ball State - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ball State Cardinals (10-5) at Ohio Bobcats (8-6)
Date & Time Tuesday January 9, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -1 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Ball State Cardinals (10-5) at Ohio Bobcats (8-6)
USA TODAY Sports

The Ball State Cardinals and Ohio Bobcats meet in a MAC college basketball tilt.

The Ball State Cardinals are looking to start another hot streak after an 83-63 defeat at the hands of the visiting Buffalo Bulls ended their winning at nine games. Ball State trailed by 18 heading to the locker room and never found the shooting touch with the team being outshot 47.7%-36.5%.

Sean Sellers was the Cardinals most dependable scorer with 17 points and a pair of steals on 6-11 from the floor including a 5-8 performance from beyond the arc. Francis Kipaway gave Ball State nine points and four pulls followed by the twosome of Tayler Persons and Tahjai Teague with Teague posting seven boards.

The Ohio Bobcats are aiming for back to back conference wins after upending the Northern Illinois Huskies 78-68 as a seven point home favorite on Saturday.  Ohio jumped to a 14 point lead at the halfway point behind a 56.5%-43.3% marksmanship advantage and a 17-9 edge at the foul line.

Mike Laster pumped in 31 points to lead all scorers with 31 points and four pulls on 10-12 from the floor including 5-6 on long balls. Treyvion Kirk gave the Bobcats 16 points and six rebounds while Gavin Block, Jordan Dantis and Kevin Mickle combined for 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.

Ball State are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and over is 33-15-3 in Ball State last 51 road games. Ohio are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and over is 7-2 in Ohio last 9 overall and over is 7-2 in Ohio last 9 Tuesday games. Underdog is 16-5-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings.

The Bobcats are always tough at home and even though Ball State is supposed to make noise in the MAC I’ll back Ohio…

Pick:
Ohio -1

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