Ball State at Indiana College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Memorial Stadium to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 16 point favorites. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 2-0-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Hoosiers have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 2-0-0 against the spread
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Indiana Hoosiers are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
09/03/18 RB Cole Gest ACL is out for season
08/24/18 RB Morgan Ellison Suspension is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 58. They have run 180 plays this season for 1,003 yards, which ranks them 50th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.6 yards per play, which is 83rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ball State has run for 487 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in the country. They've run 94 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 9 times for 80 yards so far this season, which has them 96th in the nation in penalties. Riley Neal has thrown for 439 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 80 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 111. He averages 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 5.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Ball State is 30th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 30. They have surrendered a total of 707 yards on D, which is 59th in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 31 passes on 59 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, placing them 43rd and 56th in the country. The Ball State pass defense has also given up a total of 414 yards through the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 78 attempts for 293 yards this year, putting them in 68th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 11 penalties for 78 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 29th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ball State is ranked 85th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 27 punt return yards and average 13.5 yards per return, which is 29th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 42 yards on special teams, ranking 107th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 11 yards per kick return and they are 44th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,072. The Ball State Cardinals have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 3, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 403 yards on 10 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hoosiers have run for 450 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in the nation. They've run 89 times, averaging 5.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Hoosiers have been penalized on offense 14 times for 132 yards so far this year, which has them 50th in the country in penalties. They are 77th in Division 1 in points scored with 58. They have run 148 plays this year for 852 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Indiana Hoosiers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this season, ranking them 30th overall as an offensive unit. Peyton Ramsey has completed 36 throws while attempting 49 passes for a completion percentage of 73.5%. He has passed for 306 yards this year. He averages 6.4 adjusted yards per throw and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 151.4.
The Indiana Hoosiers rush defense has given up 78 attempts for 358 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. They have had 12 penalties for 126 yards on defense this year. That places them 86th in Division 1. Indiana is 62nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 44. They have given up a total of 621 yards on D, which is 43rd in the nation. The Hoosiers are 40th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 29 throws on 53 attempts against the Indiana defense this season, ranking them 31st and 28th in the country. The Indiana Hoosiers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 263 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Indiana kickers have made 88% of their extra points, going 7 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 299 yards on 8 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 106th in the NCAA in punting average. Indiana is 52nd in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 43 yards on special teams, which puts them 105th in kick return yardage. The Hoosiers average 14 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 903.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Hoosiers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hoosiers -16
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