Ball State at Eastern Michigan College Football Picks & Parlay 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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Rynearson Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Eastern Michigan as 22 point favorites. The Eagles are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-6-0. The Cardinals are 3-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 5-3-0.
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Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 6-2-0 against the spread
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
10/29/17 QB Drew Plitt None has been named the starter Thursday vs. Eastern Michigan
10/29/17 QB Jack Milas Elbow is doubtful Thursday vs. Eastern Michigan
10/29/17 WR Jordan Hogue Back is "?" Thursday vs. Eastern Michigan
10/29/17 QB Zack Blair Ankle is out for season
10/18/17 RB James Gilbert Hand is out indefinitely
10/01/17 QB Riley Neal Leg out indefinitely
09/26/17 WR Corey Lacanaria Collarbone out indefinitely
09/14/17 OL Alex Joss ACL out indefinitely
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals have run for 1,177 yards as a unit, which ranks 86th in the nation. They've run 317 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 30 times for 311 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. They are 116th in Division 1 in points scored with 153. They have run 613 plays this year for 2,731 yards, which ranks them 93rd in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.5 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 149 1st downs this season, ranking them 101st overall as an offensive unit. Drew Plitt has completed 15 throws while attempting 34 passes for a completion percentage of 44.1%. He has passed for 97 yards this year. He averages 2.9 adjusted yards per throw and 2.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 68.1.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 294 attempts for 1,473 yards this season, putting them in 82nd place in the country against the run. They have had 38 penalties for 381 yards on defense this year. That places them 45th in Division 1. Ball State is 119th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 301. They have given up a total of 3,304 yards on D, which is 81st in the nation. The Cardinals are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 129 throws on 215 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 20th in the country. The Ball State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,831 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ball State Cardinals have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 83rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,766 yards on 48 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 126th in the NCAA in punting average. Ball State is 110th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 87 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 19th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 666 yards on special teams, which puts them 13th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 24 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,485.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles are 111th in Division 1 in points scored with 166. They have run 569 plays this season for 2,981 yards, which ranks them 27th in the nation in total offense. The Eastern Michigan Eagles average 5.2 yards per play, which is 101st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 157 1st downs this year, placing them 88th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Eastern Michigan has run for 753 yards as a team, which ranks 127th in the country. They've run 249 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 59 times for 552 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the nation in penalties. Brogan Roback has thrown for 2,079 yards this season. He has completed 187 passes on 311 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.8. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Eastern Michigan is 35th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 169. They have surrendered a total of 2,853 yards on D, which is 40th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 130 passes on 232 attempts against the Eastern Michigan defense this season, placing them 35th and 37th in the country. The Eastern Michigan Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 1,453 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 330 attempts for 1,400 yards this year, putting them in 74th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 57 penalties for 512 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Eastern Michigan is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 112 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 83rd in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 352 yards on special teams, ranking 107th in kick return yardage. The Eastern Michigan Eagles average 16 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,445. The Eagles have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 50th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Eastern Michigan kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,932 yards on 50 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 115th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Eagles -22 and over 56 total points
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