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    The Ball State Cardinals (10-4, 1-0 MAC) are 2-point favorites as they try to continue a six-game winning streak when they host the Akron Zips (9-5, 1-0 MAC) on Friday, January 6, 2023 at John E. Worthen Arena. The contest airs at 8:30 PM ET. The over/under is 134.5 in the matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Zips

    • Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Arena: John E. Worthen Arena
    Ball State vs Akron Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Ball State -2 134.5

    Ball State Betting Stats & Information

    • Ball State has gone 6-1 in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 85.7%).
    • The Cardinals have not played a game with moneyline odds of -138 or shorter.
    • The Cardinals have gone 7-5-0 ATS this season.
    • The Zips are 1-5 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
    • Ball State’s average point total in outings this season is 144.5, 10 points higher than the total in this game.

    Akron Betting Stats & Info

    • Akron has entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won once.
    • The Zips have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +111 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Zips’ ATS record is 4-8-0 this season.
    • The Zips have a 1-5 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
    • The average total in Akron’s games this year is 2.9 fewer points than the point total of 134.5 in this outing.

    Ball State vs. Akron Season Stat Comparison

    Ball State Rank Ball State AVG Akron AVG Akron Rank
    72nd 77.4 Points Scored 69.9 225th
    129th 67.1 Points Allowed 61.8 34th
    192nd 32.4 Rebounds 33.9 115th
    177th 8.9 Off. Rebounds 9.3 147th
    207th 7.3 3pt Made 8.6 70th
    168th 13.6 Assists 13.1 204th
    128th 11.9 Turnovers 11.6 102nd

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Ball State Cardinals Leaders

    • Jaylin Sellers leads the Cardinals in scoring, tallying 14.5 points per game to go with 4.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists.
    • Payton Sparks leads Ball State in rebounding, averaging 7.9 per game, while Jarron Coleman leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.4 in each contest.
    • Coleman makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cardinals, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.3 per contest.

    Akron Zips Leaders

    • The Zips’ Xavier Castaneda puts up enough points (19.5 per game) and assists (three per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
    • Enrique Freeman is at the top of the Akron rebounding leaderboard with 10.4 rebounds per game. He also racks up 13.7 points and tacks on 2.3 assists per game.
    • Castaneda is the most prolific from distance for the Zips, hitting 3.3 threes per game.
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