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(21-11) Ball State Cardinals vs. Akron Zips (25-7)
2017 NCAA Basketball – MAC
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM ET
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Zips -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 145
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The MAC Semi Finals are set and the #1 seed looks to continue their dominance of the conference when they take on the #4 seed Ball State Friday evening.
Ball State Cardinals
The Cardinals clinched a bye and took on Western Michigan in the Quarterfinals on Thursday, their MAC West counterpart.
After going behind early, the Cardinals took the lead with just a few minutes to play and held off Western Michigan to get into the Semis.
Ball State has won 3 straight games and their offense is one of the best in the MAC. The Cardinals are averaging 79.0 points per game and shoot on average of 46.4% from the field. The numbers are impressive and they’ll likely need to hit that average or even go over here against a team like Akron.
Tayler Persons and Trey Moses are the two Cardinals to watch for here.
Persons is leading the team with an average of 15.7 points per game, while Moses is grabbing nearly 9 rebounds per contest. The two are such a huge part of the Cardinals success and will have to turn in solid performances here on Friday against a tough Akron interior defense.
The Zips are always the most feared team when it comes to the MAC Tournament.
Akron has dominated the MAC this season and took care of business against the 8th seeded Eastern Michigan Eagles on Thursday afternoon inside the Q.
After seeing the Eagles hang around for a majority of the game, the Zips turned up the pressure defensively and got some easy transition buckets. That’s what this team does best as they turn solid defense into even better offense.
Akron will play through big man Isaiah Johnson. The C is averaging 16.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds.
Teams are forced to double team him at times, which opens up the 3 point opportunities for Akron.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS win.
- Cardinals are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- Cardinals are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Zips are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.
- Zips are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win.
Free Ball State Cardinals vs. Akron Zips NCAAB Prediction:
Look for them to really try and beat the Cardinals with their speed and ability to create open shots.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER
The Zips offense is just too much to handle with how good they are with the inside out game.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Akron 75 – Ball State 65
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