Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips 01/10/2020 Game Analysis, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips 01/10/2020 – Ball State Cardinals will need to take out Akron Zips from James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio in a Mid-American League match. The Cardinals will be playing this game on the road with an overall record of 9-6. When it comes to conference play, Ball State won both games, but Akron is not going to be an easy team to defend. The Zips are currently 12-3 in the MAC East and are 2-0 in conference play. Basketball spread betting is out as these two teams clash in an interesting game.
Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips 01/10/2020
Ball State Cardinals
The Cardinals enter this game after defeating Buffalo Bulls with a final score of 88-68. It seemed to be an easy victory for them since they dominated Buffalo with their impressive shooting unit. What the Ball State Cardinals really need is to focus against Akron Zips by tightening their defense. Out of 71 field goal attempts, Ball State managed to connect 34. From the three-point radar, the Cardinals were unable to do much, but they eventually won the game with ease.
Players to watch: I. El-Amin G (15 GP 30.1 MIN 14.4 PTS 3.5 REB 2.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 48.7 FG% 82.1 FT% 45 3P %), T. Teague F (15 GP 27.2 MIN 13.9 PTS 7.9 REB 2 AST 1.7 STL 1.4 BLK 2.3 TO 52.4 FG% 63 FT% 25 3P%), K. Mallers F (15 GP 27.8 MIN 10.3 PTS 4.3 REB 0.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.7 TO 44 FG% 85 FT% 40.7 3P%).
Akron Zips is easily one of those strong teams in the MAC East. The Zips are holding the same record as Kent State and they are trying their best to keep pace with opponents with a similar record. Akron defeated Western Michigan Broncos in their last outing when they managed to score 84 points and restrict them to just 69. The Zips did well in the past as they bounced back from their mistakes. Akron has a great shooting squad with an equally good defense to back them.
Players to watch: L. Jackson G (15 GP 32.6 MIN 16.4 PTS 3.3 REB 4.9 AST 0.9 STL 0 BLK 2.2 TO 44.8 FG% 86.4 FT% 38 3P %), T. Cheese G (15 GP 28.3 MIN 15 PTS 4.1 REB 3.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 42 FG% 80 FT% 38.5 3P%), X. Williams F (15 GP 29.5 MIN 13.7 PTS 9.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 1.3 BLK 1.4 TO 37.2 FG% 85.7 FT% 31.8 3P%).
Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips 01/10/2020 Betting Predictions
Ball State Cardinals
Ball State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Akron is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Ball State Cardinals vs Akron Zips Betting Picks
Ball State Cardinals are not a bad team, but they will not stand a chance against Akron Zips, especially at their home turf. The ncaa basketball odds are all set for Akron to win and cover the spread.
Moneyline: A +164 moneyline is set for Ball State and Akron has a moneyline of -181
ATS: An ATS of +4 will go with the Cardinals, while and ATS of -4 will go with Akron.
Totals: The total will go over 135.5 for Ball State and the total will go under 135.5 for Akron.
Score Prediction: 75-69, Akron Zips.