Toledo vs Ball State: MAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The top-seeded Toledo Rockets (20-7) are  favorites in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals over the No. 8 seed Ball State Cardinals (10-12) on Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The matchup begins at 11:00 AM ET and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Toledo Betting Information

  • Toledo has compiled an 18-8 record against the spread this season.
  • The Rockets have a winning record against the spread when favored by 8 points or more, going 9-4 this season.
  • In 53.8% of their games this season (14/26), the Rockets and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Rockets knocked off the Cardinals 89-70 when these teams played on Friday. Marreon Jackson led the Rockets with 22 points, while Ishmael El-Amin scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals. The Rockets covered the 9.5-point spread in the matchup, and the game’s 159 total points went over the 155.5 set for the over/under.

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

Toledo Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marreon Jackson 27 17.6 6.3 6.1 1.9 0.3 2.9
Ryan Rollins 27 13.8 5.4 2.6 1.1 0.1 1.4
Spencer Littleson 27 13.7 2.8 1.1 1.1 0.3 3.6
Setric Millner Jr. 27 12.4 6.5 2.4 0.7 0.2 0.8
JT Shumate 20 11.5 4.4 1.5 0.6 1.3 0.8

Ball State Betting Information

  • The Cardinals hold a losing record ATS this season, covering eight times and failing to cover 13 times.
  • The Cardinals hold an even 1-1 record against the spread this season when they play as at least an 8-point underdog.
  • 15 of Ball State’s 21 games (71.4%) this season have been over the over/under.
  • The Rockets knocked off the Cardinals 89-70 when these teams played on Friday. Jackson led the Rockets with 22 points, and El-Amin scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals. The Rockets covered the 9.5-point spread in the matchup, and the game’s 159 total points went over the 155.5 set for the over/under.

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

Ball State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ishmael El-Amin 22 16.3 3.0 2.8 1.4 0.2 2.3
K.J. Walton 19 16.0 5.7 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.0
Jarron Coleman 12 12.3 5.1 3.5 0.6 0.4 2.3
Brachen Hazen 20 10.1 5.7 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.4
Miryne Thomas 19 7.6 5.0 1.1 0.5 0.2 1.3

Total Facts

  • Toledo’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday’s matchup over/under (155 points) in 51.9% of opportunities (14 out of 27 matchups).
  • In 31.8% of Ball State’s games this season (7 of 22), the total points scored was greater than Thursday’s 155-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 155.4 points per game, 0.4 points more than the over/under of 155 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 146.2 points per game, 8.8 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Rockets games is 2.3 points fewer than the over/under of 155 points in this contest.
  • A difference of 6.1 points separates this matchup’s over/under (155 points) and the average total points bet in Cardinals games (148.9 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/5/2021 Toledo Toledo -9.5 155.5 -481 +361 Regular Season 89-70 TOLEDO
2/6/2021 Toledo Ball State -8.5 149 -417 +321 Regular Season 81-67 BALLST
2/29/2020 Toledo Toledo -2 136 -137 +111 Regular Season 69-63 TOLEDO
1/3/2020 Ball State Ball State -1.5 136.5 -126 +104 Regular Season 61-57 BALLST
2/26/2019 N/A Ball State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 80-72 TOLEDO
1/4/2019 N/A Toledo N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-64 BALLST

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