Ball State vs. Ohio: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Ball State vs. Ohio: Start Time, Streaming Live, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Ball State Cardinals (20-11, 11-7 MAC) will look to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Ohio Bobcats (18-13, 10-8 MAC) on March 9, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

In its previous game, Ball State fell to Toledo on Friday, 87-81. Its high scorer was Payton Sparks with 24 points. Ohio won its previous game versus Bowling Green, 92-58, on Friday. Dwight Wilson starred with 20 points, and also had seven boards and one assist.

When is Ball State vs. Ohio and when does it start?

This contest between the Cardinals and Bobcats is set to start on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Be ready to see the opening tip at 1:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Ball State vs. Ohio

The Cardinals and Bobcats will hit the court at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for this matchup on March 9, and if you would like to catch the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN+.

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Ball State Cardinals vs. Ohio Bobcats Game Preview

Ball State Stats, Odds & Insights

Ball State averages 76.6 points per game (63rd in college basketball) while giving up 71.0 per contest (203rd in college basketball). It has a +173 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 5.6 points per game.

The 76.6 points the Cardinals average are only 3.7 more than the Bobcats concede.

Ball State connects on 7.5 three-pointers per game (175th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 7.1. It shoots 37.2% from deep while its opponents hit 37.5% from long range.

The Cardinals post 80.4 points per game when playing at home, compared to 73.9 points per game in road games, a difference of 6.5 points per contest.

Ball State has been racking up 78.7 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 76.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Ohio Stats, Odds & Insights

Ohio outscores opponents by 5.7 points per game (posting 78.6 points per game, 34th in college basketball, and allowing 72.9 per contest, 265th in college basketball) and has a +176 scoring differential.

The Bobcats’ 78.6 points per game are 7.6 more than the Cardinals give up.

Ohio connects on 9.0 three-pointers per game (37th in college basketball), 1.2 more than its opponents. It shoots 37.3% from deep (35th in college basketball), and its opponents are shooting 34.3%.

At home the Bobcats are scoring 83.5 points per game, 7.7 more than they are averaging on the road (75.8).

Over its previous 10 games, Ohio is putting up 80.2 points per game, 1.6 more than its season average (78.6).

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Cardinals Leaders
Jarron Coleman 29 14.5 5.0 3.8 1.4 0.3 2.3
Jaylin Sellers 30 13.7 3.8 0.9 0.7 0.5 1.7
Payton Sparks 30 13.0 8.6 1.9 0.5 0.9 0.1
Demarius Jacobs 31 12.2 3.7 3.5 1.4 1.2 1.1
Mickey Pearson Jr. 30 7.9 5.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5

Bobcats Key Players to Watch

Bobcats Leaders
Dwight Wilson 30 15.9 9.1 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.0
Jaylin Hunter 31 12.7 3.6 4.3 1.7 0.2 2.1
DeVon Baker 2 12.5 3.5 2.5 0.5 0.0 2.5
Miles Brown 31 10.5 3.2 2.0 1.3 0.2 1.7
AJ Brown 24 9.5 2.1 0.8 0.7 0.2 1.4

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Author: Andy Molitor

Andy has been involved in sports betting on and off his entire adult life and has been creating content surrounding it for the past five years. While the NFL is his first love, he also bets hundreds of college basketball games every winter and loves sweating golf DFS during the football offseason.