Thursday, November 5, 2015
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The Ball State Cardinals matchup against the Western Michigan Broncos on Thursday at Waldo Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 63.5.
Riley Neal finished his last game with 275 yards through the air for Ball State. He completed 20 passes out of 32 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by James Gilbert, who finished with 73 yards on 25 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. KeVonn Mabon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 150 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ball State totaled 427 yards by way of 76 plays. They rushed the ball 44 times for a total of 152 yards on the game and the Cardinals totaled 24 first downs by getting 7 rushing, 14 passing and 3 by penalty.
Zach Terrell finished his last game with 252 yards through the air for Western Michigan. He completed 17 passes out of 23 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Zach Terrell, who finished with 72 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Corey Davis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Western Michigan totaled 595 yards by way of 60 plays. They rushed the ball 36 times for a total of 279 yards on the game and the Broncos totaled 26 first downs by getting 13 rushing, 13 passing and 0 by penalty.
Ball State is scoring 25.4 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 23.4 passes on 39.8 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Cardinals are running for an average of 164.7 yards per game on 38.2 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They run 78 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 402.4 total yards each outing. The Cardinals get 23.2 first downs per game and they average 36.1 penalty yards via 3.8 penalties each contest.
Ball State allows 293.7 passing yards per game and 31.1 points per contest on defense. They give up 25.3 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70.4. The Cardinals give up 186.6 rushing yards per contest on 40.3 carries for a 4.6 average per carry. Ball State allows 480.2 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 72.9 yards per game.
Western Michigan averages 36 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 21.9 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 70 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 268.1 yards through the air per game thus far. The Broncos run for an average of 189.5 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season. They run 68.8 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for an average of 457.6 total yards per game. The Broncos are averaging 24 first downs per outing and accumulate 54.8 penalty yards via 5.9 penalties each game.
Western Michigan allows an average of 239 passing yards and 29 points per contest. They give up 17.3 completions on 30.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3 per game. The Broncos give up 179.9 rushing yards per game on 34.3 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Western Michigan allows 418.9 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 48.3 yards in each contest.
Ball State Betting Trends
Ball State is 3-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Ball State has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 5-2-1 against the over/under so far this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/02/15 WR Corey Lacanaria Suspension expected to miss Thursday vs. Western Michigan
08/29/15 RB Horactio Banks Shin out for season
10/20/15 OG James Kristof Knee out for season
10/20/15 DB Justin Tranquill Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Ball State
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