Ball State at Miami College Football Picks & Predictions 11/20/2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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The Ball State Cardinals travel to Yager Stadium to take on the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 3-7-1. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-7-1 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-6-0 against the spread
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Miami RedHawks are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/13/18 RB Caleb Huntley Achilles is questionable
11/13/18 LB Jacob White Ankle is questionable
11/13/18 QB Riley Neal Knee is questionable
11/12/18 OL Kaleb Slaven Foot is out for season
09/15/18 OL Alex Joss ACL is out for season
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
11/11/18 DB Daryus Thompson Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs No Illinois
11/11/18 DB Deondre Daniels Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs No Illinois
11/11/18 DL Isaac Hampton Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs No Illinois
11/07/18 DB De'Andre Montgomery Undisclosed is out for season
11/05/18 LB Junior McMullen Undisclosed is out for season
10/30/18 DT Nate Trawick Undisclosed is out for season
09/18/18 WR James Gardner Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals are 96th in Division 1 in points scored with 270. They have run 851 plays this season for 4,527 yards, which ranks them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.3 yards per play, which is 97th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 261 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ball State has run for 1,731 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in the country. They've run 411 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 79 times for 773 yards so far this season, which has them 28th in the nation in penalties. Drew Plitt has thrown for 833 yards this season. He has completed 68 passes on 102 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 139.7. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Ball State is 93rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 347. They have surrendered a total of 4,882 yards on D, which is 106th in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 218 passes on 336 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, placing them 93rd and 70th in the country. The Ball State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,366 yards through the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 506 attempts for 2,516 yards this year, putting them in 118th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 81 penalties for 700 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 102nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Ball State is ranked 110th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 87 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 66th in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 590 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 17 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,203. The Ball State Cardinals have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 11, which is 65th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,136 yards on 54 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 99th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The RedHawks have run for 1,555 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in the nation. They've run 388 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The RedHawks have been penalized on offense 75 times for 656 yards so far this year, which has them 41st in the country in penalties. They are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 295. They have run 747 plays this year for 3,944 yards, which ranks them 77th in the nation in total offense. The Miami RedHawks average 5.3 yards per play, which is 99th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 206 1st downs this season, ranking them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. Gus Ragland has completed 215 throws while attempting 355 passes for a completion percentage of 60.6%. He has passed for 2,388 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 130.3.
The Miami RedHawks rush defense has given up 443 attempts for 1,775 yards this season, putting them in 63rd place in the country against the run. They have had 78 penalties for 747 yards on defense this year. That places them 117th in Division 1. Miami is 57th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 285. They have given up a total of 4,038 yards on D, which is 51st in the nation. The RedHawks are 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 189 throws on 328 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 46th and 57th in the country. The Miami RedHawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,263 yards in the air, which is 46th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami RedHawks have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 82nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Miami kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,606 yards on 61 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 36th in the NCAA in punting average. Miami is 101st in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 129th in D-1. They have returned 31 kicks for 809 yards on special teams, which puts them 10th in kick return yardage. The RedHawks average 26 yards per kick return and they are 88th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,784.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +2
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