Ball State vs Miami (OH): College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – January 19, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on January 19, 2021 - Last Updated on January 23, 2021

The Ball State Cardinals (5-4) hit the road in MAC action against the Miami (OH) RedHawks (4-4) on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET. The Cardinals are 3.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under set at 138 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 19, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cardinals (-3.5)

The DraftKings line for this game has the Cardinals favored by 3.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (4.4 points).

Pick OU:
Over (138)

In this game, the model projects a total (139.6 points) marginally higher than the DraftKings over/under (138 points).

Prediction: Ball State 72, Miami (OH) 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Cardinals’ average implied point total this season is 1.8 more points than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (72.8 implied points on average compared to 71 implied points in this game).
  • Ball State has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (71) five times this season.
  • The 73.1-point average implied total on the season for the RedHawks is 6.1 more points than the team’s 67-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Miami (OH) has scored more than this game’s implied total of 67 points five times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Ball State and Miami (OH) Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 3.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Cardinals 4-5 3-1 7-1-1
RedHawks 3-4 2-1 3-4

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Ball State

Miami (OH)

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/16/2021 Northern Illinois Win 78-58 1/12/2021 Ohio Loss 78-61
1/12/2021 Bowling Green Win 88-64 1/9/2021 Northern Illinois Win 70-58
1/9/2021 Buffalo Loss 86-69 12/19/2020 Bradley Loss 69-68
12/19/2020 Indiana State Loss 67-57 12/15/2020 Buffalo Loss 90-62
12/12/2020 Illinois State Win 82-66 12/11/2020 Mount Saint Joseph Win 79-64

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