Ohio vs. Ball State: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 6, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 6, 2024

At Worthen Arena on Tuesday (at 7:00 PM ET), the Ohio Bobcats (12-10, 6-4 MAC) take on the Ball State Cardinals (12-10, 4-6 MAC). Players to watch include the Bobcats’ Shereef Mitchell and the Cardinals’ Basheer Jihad. Tuesday’s matchup between the Bobcats and the Cardinals features the Bobcats as tight 2-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 150.

Ohio vs. Ball State Betting Lines

Ohio vs Ball State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Ohio -2 150 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Ball State (+2)
Total Pick Under (150)

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Ohio vs. Ball State Stat Rankings

Ohio Avg. (Rank) Ball State Avg. (Rank)
78.2 (80th) Points Scored 75.2 (155th)
70.8 (146th) Points Allowed 70.4 (135th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
8.2 (216th) Off. Rebounds 7.0 (295th)
8.8 (60th) 3pt Made 8.0 (123rd)
14.1 (124th) Assists 12.5 (237th)
9.5 (33rd) Turnovers 11.6 (203rd)

Ohio vs. Ball State Betting Trends

  • The Bobcats have nine wins in 21 games against the spread this season.
  • Ohio is 8-8 as 2-point favorites or more.
  • The Bobcats have seen 10 of their 21 games go over the point total.
  • Ohio’s games have finished with more than 150 points 10 times so far this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 150 points, 1.0 more than the average point total for Bobcats games this season.
  • Ball State’s record against the spread is 13-7-0.
  • The Cardinals have an ATS record of 4-3 as 2-point underdogs or greater.
  • Ohio has seen 10 of its 21 games hit the over.
  • Cardinals games have finished with over 150 points scored nine times this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 4.4 points higher than the average scoring total for Ball State’s games of 145.6.

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Ohio Impact Players

  • Mitchell is averaging 13.7 points, 2.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game.
  • AJ Clayton posts 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 53.8% from the field and 43.9% from downtown with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game.
  • Elmore James paces his team in rebounds per game (5.0), and also averages 10.2 points and 1.2 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.6 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Aidan Hadaway is averaging 6.9 points, 1.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Ball State Impact Players

  • Jihad is putting up team highs in points (19.5 per game) and rebounds (7.8). And he is delivering 1.6 assists, making 49.8% of his shots from the field and 40.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.6 triples per game.
  • Jalin Anderson is the Cardinals’ top assist man (4.6 per game), and he contributes 15.7 points and 4.7 rebounds.
  • Mickey Pearson Jr. gets the Cardinals 11.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • The Cardinals get 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Davion Bailey.
  • The Cardinals receive 5.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game from Mason Jones.

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