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    The Akron Zips (20-9, 12-4 MAC) host the Ball State Cardinals (20-9, 11-5 MAC) in a matchup of MAC teams at James A. Rhodes Arena, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The Cardinals are 8.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has an over/under of 141 points.

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    • Game Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Akron, Ohio
    • Arena: James A. Rhodes Arena

    Betting Lines for Zips vs. Cardinals

    Akron vs Ball State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Akron -8.5 141

    Akron Betting Stats & Information

    • Akron has won 16 of 18 games when listed as the moneyline favorite this season (88.9%).
    • The Zips have not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -393 or shorter.
    • The Zips are 11-15-1 ATS this season.
    • The Cardinals are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this year.
    • The average point total in Akron’s games this season is 3.1 fewer points than the over/under of 141 in this matchup.

    Ball State Betting Stats & Info

    • Ball State has won three of the eight games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Cardinals have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +307 moneyline set for this game.
    • The Cardinals have a 14-13-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Cardinals are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this year.
    • The average point total for Ball State this season is 5.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Akron vs. Ball State Season Stat Comparison

    Akron Rank Akron AVG Ball State AVG Ball State Rank
    150th 73 Points Scored 76.2 70th
    43rd 64.9 Points Allowed 69.9 179th
    127th 32.6 Rebounds 33 109th
    159th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 9.3 109th
    33rd 9 3pt Made 7.5 175th
    160th 13.4 Assists 13.1 170th
    50th 10.6 Turnovers 11.7 159th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Akron Zips Leaders

    • The leader in points and assists for the Zips is Xavier Castaneda, who scores 21.5 points and dishes out 2.9 assists per game.
    • Enrique Freeman leads Akron in rebounding, pulling down 11.1 rebounds per game while also scoring 15.9 points a contest.
    • The Zips get the most three-point shooting production out of Castaneda, who makes 3.6 threes per game.

    Ball State Cardinals Leaders

    • Jarron Coleman’s points (14.5 per game) and assists (3.8 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Cardinals’ leaderboards.
    • Payton Sparks grabs 8.6 rebounds per game (he also scores 12.8 points per game and adds 1.9 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Ball State rebounding leaderboard.
    • Coleman is dependable from deep and leads the Cardinals with 2.3 made threes per game.
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