Ball State at Notre Dame College Football Picks and Predictions 9/8/2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Notre Dame Stadium
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Notre Dame Stadium is the venue for the game between the Ball State Cardinals and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 35.5 point favorites. The Fighting Irish are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0. The Cardinals are 1-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-1-0.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-0-0 against the spread
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals have run for 316 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the nation. They've run 48 times, averaging 6.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 6 times for 70 yards so far this year, which has them 58th in the country in penalties. They are 44th in Division 1 in points scored with 42. They have run 84 plays this year for 652 yards, which ranks them 25th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals average 7.8 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 30 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Neal has completed 23 throws while attempting 30 passes for a completion percentage of 76.7%. He has passed for 259 yards this year. He averages 10 adjusted yards per throw and 8.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 171.2.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 38 attempts for 174 yards this season, putting them in 87th place in the country against the run. They have had 9 penalties for 58 yards on defense this year. That places them 72nd in Division 1. Ball State is 15th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 6. They have given up a total of 291 yards on D, which is 43rd in the nation. The Cardinals are 40th in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opponent offenses have completed 14 throws on 28 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 38th and 50th in the country. The Ball State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 117 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 112 yards on 3 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 94th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Fighting Irish are 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 24. They have run 69 plays this season for 306 yards, which ranks them 100th in the nation in total offense. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 4.4 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 21 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 136 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in the country. They've run 47 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 4 times for 40 yards so far this season, which has them 97th in the nation in penalties. Brandon Wimbush has thrown for 170 yards this season. He has completed 12 passes on 22 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.4. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Notre Dame is 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 17. They have surrendered a total of 307 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are ranked 43rd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Opposing offenses have completed 24 passes on 36 attempts against the Notre Dame defense this season, placing them 97th and 85th in the country. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pass defense has also given up a total of 249 yards through the air, which is 79th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 33 attempts for 58 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in D-1 against the run. The Fighting Irish have committed 7 penalties for 52 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 65th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 20 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 326. Notre Dame kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 274 yards on 6 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That places them 30th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -35.5
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