Miami at Ball State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/23/2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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The Ball State Cardinals host the Miami RedHawks at Scheumann Stadium on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 21 point favorites. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread. The RedHawks have an ATS record of 2-8-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0.
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Valuable Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Miami RedHawks are 2-8-0 against the spread
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
11/12/17 DB De'Andre Montgomery Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs. Eastern Michigan
11/05/17 OL Tommy Doyle Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/10/17 OL Danny Godlevske Undisclosed out for season
10/10/17 DE Dean Lemon Undisclosed out for season
10/10/17 RB Maurice Thomas Undisclosed out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/12/17 WR Jordan Hogue Back is "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
11/05/17 OL Kaleb Slaven Foot is out for season
10/29/17 QB Zack Blair Ankle is out for season
10/18/17 RB James Gilbert Hand is out for season
10/01/17 QB Riley Neal Leg is out for season
09/26/17 WR Corey Lacanaria Collarbone out indefinitely
09/14/17 OL Alex Joss ACL out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami RedHawks have run for 1,635 yards as a team, which ranks 81st in college football. They've run 413 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The RedHawks have been penalized on offense 85 times for 743 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. They are 94th in the nation in points scored with 265. They have run 773 plays this season for 4,348 yards, which ranks them 48th in Division 1 in total offense. The RedHawks average 5.6 yards per play, which is 72nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 234 1st downs this year, placing them 50th overall as an offensive unit. Gus Ragland averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 137 passes on 243 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 137.8. He has thrown for 1,893 yards this season.
The RedHawks rush defense has allowed 393 attempts for 1,708 yards this year, putting them in 57th place in D-1 against the run. Miami has committed 62 penalties for 607 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in college football. They are 57th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 282. They have surrendered a total of 4,021 yards on D, which is 47th in the country. The RedHawks are ranked 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 179 passes on 336 attempts against the Miami RedHawks defense this season, placing them 36th and 65th in Division 1. The Miami pass defense has also given up a total of 2,312 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami RedHawks have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 12, which is 61st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Miami RedHawks kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,393 yards on 58 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 76th in Division 1 in punting average. Miami is ranked 124th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 37 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 675 yards on special teams, ranking 56th in kick return yardage. The RedHawks average 18 yards per kick return and they are 76th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,061.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals are 118th in the country in points scored with 208. They have run 814 plays this year for 3,639 yards, which ranks them 94th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ball State Cardinals average 4.5 yards per play, which is 126th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this season, ranking them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ball State has run for 1,612 yards as a unit, which ranks 86th in college football. They've run 438 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. Ball State has been penalized on offense 43 times for 424 yards so far this year, which has them 123rd in the country in penalties. Jack Milas has passed for 931 yards this year. He's completed 102 throws while attempting 190 passes for a completion percentage of 53.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 90.9. He averages 3.5 adjusted yards per throw and 4.9 yards per pass attempt.
Ball State is 126th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 460. They have given up a total of 4,786 yards on D, which is 102nd in D-1. The Cardinals are 123rd in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 171 throws on 289 attempts against the Ball State defense this season, ranking them 26th and 15th in the nation. The Ball State Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,655 yards in the air, which is 90th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 418 attempts for 2,131 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 47 penalties for 463 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ball State is 114th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 87 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 27th in D-1. They have returned 46 kicks for 1,018 yards on special teams, which puts them 5th in kick return yardage. The Ball State Cardinals average 22 yards per kick return and they are 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,743. The Cardinals have tried 15 field goals this year and made 9, which is 92nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Ball State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,418 yards on 67 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 129th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the RedHawks -21
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