Ball State at Ohio College Football Picks and Predictions 10/25/2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats host the Ball State Cardinals at Peden Stadium on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 10.5 point favorites. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread. The Cardinals have an ATS record of 4-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-6-0.
Valuable Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
10/21/18 RB Caleb Huntley Achilles is questionable Thursday vs Ohio
10/21/18 OL Kaleb Slaven Foot is questionable Thursday vs Ohio
10/21/18 CB Lamar Anderson Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Ohio
10/21/18 S Mitch Larsen Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Ohio
09/15/18 OL Alex Joss ACL is out for season
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
10/13/18 DL Amir Miller Knee is out for season
10/13/18 OL Cole Irland Foot is out for season
10/13/18 WR Tyler Tupa Knee is out for season
08/28/18 WR Elijah Ball Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ball State Cardinals have run for 1,486 yards as a team, which ranks 36th in college football. They've run 327 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 57 times for 570 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in the nation in points scored with 200. They have run 660 plays this season for 3,495 yards, which ranks them 26th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cardinals average 5.3 yards per play, which is 98th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 202 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Neal averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 187 passes on 320 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.6. He has thrown for 1,841 yards this season.
The Cardinals rush defense has allowed 344 attempts for 1,540 yards this year, putting them in 104th place in D-1 against the run. Ball State has committed 66 penalties for 585 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 122nd in college football. They are 84th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 209. They have surrendered a total of 3,249 yards on D, which is 107th in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 62nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 161 passes on 250 attempts against the Ball State Cardinals defense this season, placing them 116th and 102nd in Division 1. The Ball State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,709 yards through the air, which is 84th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ball State Cardinals have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 20th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Ball State Cardinals kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,550 yards on 39 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 94th in Division 1 in punting average. Ball State is ranked 90th in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 75 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 374 yards on special teams, ranking 49th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 19 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,945.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bobcats are 32nd in the country in points scored with 254. They have run 457 plays this year for 3,197 yards, which ranks them 59th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio Bobcats average 7 yards per play, which is 11th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio has run for 1,462 yards as a unit, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 278 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio has been penalized on offense 38 times for 364 yards so far this year, which has them 94th in the country in penalties. Nathan Rourke has passed for 1,490 yards this year. He's completed 94 throws while attempting 153 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 166.1. He averages 10.3 adjusted yards per throw and 9.7 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio is 90th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 217. They have given up a total of 3,258 yards on D, which is 108th in D-1. The Bobcats are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 164 throws on 249 attempts against the Ohio defense this season, ranking them 119th and 99th in the nation. The Ohio Bobcats pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,177 yards in the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 234 attempts for 1,081 yards this season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. The Bobcats have had 63 penalties for 605 yards on defense this year. That places them 125th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio is 116th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 18 punt return yards and average 3 yards per return, which is 122nd in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 699 yards on special teams, which puts them 5th in kick return yardage. The Ohio Bobcats average 24 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,914. The Bobcats have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 65th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Ohio kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 32 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,207 yards on 27 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals +10.5
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