Free CBB Hoops Pick: Redhawks vs Cardinals Odds
Looking for Miami Redhawks vs. Ball State Cardinals free plays? CBB betting sees the Redhawks taking on the Cardinals on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
12-19 (0-0 N) Miami Redhawks vs. Ball State Cardinals 19-12 (2-0 N)
Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Ball State -7
CBB Betting Total: 128
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The MAC Tournament gets underway with the first round of action being at campus sites. The winners of the campus site games will proceed onto the Q Thursday for quarterfinal action.
Miami and Ball State meet in Muncie as the Cardinals were on the short end of the stick when it came to tie breaking rules.
Ball State tied with CMU for the West, but because of losses to both CMU and Buffalo, the Cardinals were forced into action here in round 1.
Miami had a very rough year in the Mid American Conference winning just 6 games and being in the bottom of the East.
The Redhawks however come into this one with a little steam, which is something they haven’t picked up all season long. Despite losing their season finale in a hard fought battle to Ohio, Miami ran off 3 impressive wins in a row before that.
The Redhawks knocked off Akron and Kent at home and then went on the road to beat Buffalo. Those are your 1, 3, and 5 seeds in the MAC. It just goes to show that the Redhawks have the potential to make a run, but it must start with a road win here.
The Redhawks struggles come from the offensive end. On the season they averaged 63.2 points per game. That was in the bottom tier in the nation. In their 3 wins against the top tier teams in the MAC they scored 77,75, and 67. They’ll likely need to reach the 70s here if they stand any chance.
Ball State Cardinals
The Cardinals really did get the short end of the stick here.
With identical 10-8 records with CMU and Buffalo, the Cardinals lost the tie breaker to Buffalo and despite going 1-1 against CMU this season, did not surpass them in the standings.
Ball State now gets the unfortunate task of a first round game against upset minded Miami. Ball State limps into the tournament, losing 2 straight games. Their season finale hurt the most as they were blown out by NIU, forcing them into this game.
The Cardinals did beat Miami twice this season, once in a 48-46 ridiculously low scoring affair and then 73-56 in Miami.
F Franko House is the difference maker for this Cardinals team as he averages 12.4 points per game and leads the team in FG% with 55.1.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Red Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mid-American.
- Red Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Red Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
- Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Miami (Ohio) Redhawks vs. Ball State Cardinals CBB Prediction:
The Miami Redhawks proved they can beat teams with their impressive 3 game stretch. This one will be close as Ball State hasn’t looked good down the stretch of the season.
However, look for the Cardinals to use their inside presence to be the difference here as they take down Miami.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Miami +7
F Franko House controls the paint for the Cardinals as they grab a close home win and move onto the Q.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Ball State 67- Miami 64
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