Ohio vs Ball State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Ball State Cardinals (20-11) vs Ohio Bobcats (18-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 1:30 pm (Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals -1 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ohio Bobcats will play the Ball State Cardinals in the Quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ohio Preview

The Ohio Bobcats are 18-13 (10-8) this season after they defeated Bowling Green by a score of 92-58 in their last game. Ohio shot 49.3% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. The Ohio Bobcats are averaging 78.6 points per game, 72.9 points against per game, 37.1 rebounds per game, and 12.8 assists per game. Dwight Wilson III has led the Bobcats this season with 15.9 points per game, 9.1 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. Ohio is shooting 46% from the field, 72.6% on free throws, and 37.2% on three pointers this year.

Ball State Preview

The Ball State Cardinals are 20-11 (11-7) this season after they lost to Toledo by a score of 87-81 in their last game. Ball State shot 54.4% from the field and recorded 30 rebounds in the game. The Ball State Cardinals are averaging 76.6 points per game, 71 points against per game, 36 rebounds per game, and 13.3 assists per game. Jarron Coleman (questionable) has led the Cardinals this season with 14.5 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, and 3.8 assists per game. Ball State is shooting 47.4% from the field, 68.6% on free throws, and 37.2% on three pointers this year.


Ohio is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games. The under is 13-3 in Ohio’s last 16 neutral site games. Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their lat 5 games following an ATS loss and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a loss. The over is 5-1-1 in Ball State’s last 7 games. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings. 


Ball State comes into this game on a three game losing streak and they have allowed 87 points in each of their last two games. Ohio has won three of their last five games, but they have allowed 82+ points in two of their last three games. We should see a good amount of points in this game, but I like Ohio to advance here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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