Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bobcats vs Cardinals CBB Odds
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(14-8) Ohio Bobcats vs. Ball State Cardinals (15-9)
2017 NCAA Basketball – MAC
Date: Friday, February 10, 2017
Time: 7:37 PM ET
Venue: John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cardinals -1
CBB Betting Total: 153.5
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Akron is running away with the MAC East this season. Ohio is second but there are a lot of teams with 6-5 and 5-6 records.
Ball State is 6-5 in the league too but in their case it puts them in first in the West Division.
Division jockeying is all well and good but likely the MAC only gets one team into the big dance, the conference tournament winner.
The Bobcats are the only team to beat Akron this season, in conference, so they have to be considered a contender.
Unfortunately they followed up that win with a loss to exciting CMU. They have struggled with consistency this season.
Ohio suffered a huge blow with the loss of Antonio Campbell for the season. He was a MAC player of the year candidate.
PG Jaaron Simmons is one of several players that has been forced to step up. He is leading the team in scoring and assists and nearly had a triple double against CMU, 30/9/9. He has back to back 30+ point games.
Freshman Jason Carter is trying to step into the void created by Campbell. The potential is there but he was a no show against CMU. Such is the life when you lean on freshmen.
Ohio has not been great on the road this season, 4-5SUATS. This is their first game of the season against Ball State.
Ball State Cardinals
Ball State could be in a tough spot here as they nearly knocked off Akron on the road, losing by 2 in their last game. That kind of thing can linger.
They might have beat the Zips if leading scorer Tayler Persons had chosen a different game to have his worst game of the season, making just one shot from the field.
There is not enough depth for this group to overcome a performance like that. There is only so much Franko House and Trey Moses can do up front.
Moses could be a key in this one. The hulking centre will be even more imposing with Campbell out of the lineup and his numbers are up from a year ago.
Ball State has been a surprise this season. They are 9-4 at home but just 3-7 ATS this season, numbers to keep in mind.
CBB Betting Trends:
- OHIO are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- OHIO are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Fri. games.
- BALL are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Fri. games.
- Over is 20-8 in BALL last 28 overall.
- Over is 40-18-1 in BALL last 59 vs. Mid-American.
Free Ohio Bobcats vs. Ball State Cardinals NCAAB Prediction:
Ball State is probably the favourite here but Ohio has to be considered a live underdog.
Losing Campbell hurts big time but they are getting used to playing without him.
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Look for this one to be be super close and come down to whoever has the ball last.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Ohio 78 – Ball State 77
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