The Bobcats and Cardinals are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cardinals will host the game at Worthen Arena in Muncie, IN. Ohio is favored by -1.5 in this Mid-American conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 148.5 points.

OHIO BOBCATS VS BALL STATE CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Ball State Cardinals +1.5

This game will be played at Worthen Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE BALL STATE CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Ball State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Ohio Shock Everyone at Worthen Arena?

With a 12-10 record, Ohio is favored by 1.5 points on the road against Ball State. So far, they have gone 10-8 when favored this season.

Ohio has won three straight games, including their most recent game against Miami (OH) by a score of 78-69. On the road, they are 1-5 this season compared to 10-5 at home.

As the favorite this season, Ohio has gone 8-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bobcats have an ATS record of 5-5. On the road, Ohio has gone just 1-5 vs. the spread this year and their ATS record for their last 10 road games is 3-7.

Ohio's over/under record for the season sits at 10-11 and today's line of 148.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in their games this season (149.6). So far, 11 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today's line of 148.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points compared to their season average of 149.6 points per game.

The Ohio offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Miami (OH). They posted a field goal percentage of 52.9% and connected on 15 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Jaylin Hunter with 22 points. Shereef Mitchell also added 16 points for the Bobcats.

In terms of defense, Ohio is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.8 points per game. Ohio's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Miami (OH) offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 69 points.

Is a Home Win Possible for Ball State?

Ball State has been better at home this season, as they have gone 6-4 compared to 4-6 on the road. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 6-4.

As the underdog, the Cardinals' record is 4-5. They have been the underdog in nine of their games this season.

As the underdog, Ball State has been very strong vs. the spread this season, going 7-2. At home, they are 7-3 vs. the spread this year and 6-3 in their last 10 home games.

Ball State's over/under record for the season sits at 10-9-1. The average over/under line in their games this year is 144, and the average scoring total is 146 points. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 148.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total is 149 points.

In their most recent game, the Cardinals' offense tallied 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.2 points per game. For the season, the Ball State offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 51% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.8 made three's per contest.

So far, the Cardinals' defense is ranked 124th in the country at 70.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Western Michigan, the Broncos finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 67 points vs. Ball State.