Ball State at Ohio - 3/10/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Ohio Bobcats (23-8) vs Ball State Cardinals (14-16)
Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Ohio Bobcats -7.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Ball State Cardinals will play the Ohio Bobcats in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament on Thursday.
The Ball State Cardinals are 14-16 (9-10) this season and have won three of their last five games. Ball State is coming off of a victory against Western Michigan by a score of 64-63. Ball State shot 42.3% from the field and 68.4% on free throws in the win. Jaylin Sellers led the Cardinals with 16 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Ball State is averaging 74.6 points per game and is giving up 76.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Payton Sparks is averaging 13.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game, while Tyler Cochran is averaging 11.5 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Cardinals. Ball State is shooting 44.5% on field goals, 69.7% on free throws, and 36.2% on three pointers.
The Ohio Bobcats are 23-8 (14-6) this season and have lost three games in a row. Ohio lost to Northern Illinois by a score of 58-57 in their last game. Ohio only shot 33.3% from the field and was -9 in rebounding margin in the loss. Mark Sears led the Bobcats with 19 points and 8 assists in the game. Ohio is averaging 74.3 points per game and is giving up 67.4 points per game against, while also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game. Mark Sears is averaging 19.4 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, while Ben Vander Plas is averaging 13.9 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Bobcats. Ohio is shooting 43.1% on field goals, 73.7% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers.
Ball State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. The under is 5-2 in Ball State’s last 7 games. Ohio is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 6-1 in Ohio’s last 7 neutral site games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.
Ohio defeated Ball State by a score of 87-63 in these two teams lone regular season meeting. Ohio really struggled to end the season, but was still tied for third place in the MAC. Ball State allows over 76 points per game against, which will allow Ohio to score plenty of points. I like Ohio to bounce back in this game.
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