Ball State at Central Michigan College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Kelly/Shorts Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 1 point favorites. The Chippewas are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-2-0. The Cardinals are 3-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-5-0.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
10/04/18 LB Jacob White Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs No Illinois
10/04/18 OL Kaleb Slaven Foot is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs No Illinois
10/04/18 CB Lamar Anderson Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs No Illinois
09/30/18 S Mitch Larsen Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/20/18 DE Sean Hammonds Jr Knee is out indefinitely
09/15/18 OL Alex Joss ACL is out for season
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
09/30/18 LB Chuck Jones Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Buffalo U
09/30/18 RB Jerrod Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Buffalo U
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals have run for 1,102 yards as a unit, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They've run 244 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 40 times for 382 yards so far this year, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. They are 69th in Division 1 in points scored with 156. They have run 511 plays this year for 2,752 yards, which ranks them 17th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.4 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 155 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Neal has completed 147 throws while attempting 255 passes for a completion percentage of 57.6%. He has passed for 1,501 yards this year. He averages 6 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 115.1.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 245 attempts for 1,116 yards this season, putting them in 103rd place in the country against the run. They have had 50 penalties for 405 yards on defense this year. That places them 110th in Division 1. Ball State is 62nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 144. They have given up a total of 2,441 yards on D, which is 99th in the nation. The Cardinals are 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 128 throws on 199 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 112th and 101st in the country. The Ball State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,325 yards in the air, which is 76th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ball State Cardinals have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 7th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,177 yards on 30 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 104th in the NCAA in punting average. Ball State is 108th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 53 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 47th in D-1. They have returned 15 kicks for 319 yards on special teams, which puts them 39th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 21 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,124.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Chippewas are 124th in Division 1 in points scored with 104. They have run 387 plays this season for 1,619 yards, which ranks them 112th in the nation in total offense. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 4.2 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Central Michigan has run for 711 yards as a team, which ranks 105th in the country. They've run 211 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 48 times for 396 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the nation in penalties. Tommy Lazzaro has thrown for 480 yards this season. He has completed 48 passes on 95 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 90. He averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 2.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Central Michigan is 84th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 160. They have surrendered a total of 2,116 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Chippewas are ranked 36th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 90 passes on 155 attempts against the Central Michigan defense this season, placing them 37th and 33rd in the country. The Central Michigan Chippewas pass defense has also given up a total of 872 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 268 attempts for 1,244 yards this year, putting them in 115th place in D-1 against the run. The Chippewas have committed 34 penalties for 345 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 90th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Central Michigan is ranked 74th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 3.3 yards per return, which is 119th in college football. They have returned 21 kicks for 408 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 19 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,053. The Chippewas have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 42nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Central Michigan kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,590 yards on 40 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +1
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