NIU at Ball State College Football Parlay 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The NIU Huskies head to Scheumann Stadium to play the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has NIU as 5.5 point favorites. The Huskies are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-4-0.
Valuable NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
09/30/18 CB Albert Smalls Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ball State
09/30/18 LB Kyle Pugh Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ball State
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
09/30/18 LB Jacob White Leg is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/30/18 OL Kaleb Slaven Foot is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
09/30/18 CB Lamar Anderson Shoulder is questionable 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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The NIU Huskies are 124th in the country in points scored with 82. They have run 362 plays this year for 1,312 yards, which ranks them 121st in Division 1 in total offense. The Huskies average 3.6 yards per play, which is 129th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 82 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NIU has run for 651 yards as a unit, which ranks 97th in college football. They've run 207 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 26 times for 235 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. Marcus Childers has passed for 661 yards this year. He's completed 83 throws while attempting 152 passes for a completion percentage of 54.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.1. He averages 4.1 adjusted yards per throw and 4.3 yards per pass attempt.
NIU is 77th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 126. They have given up a total of 1,758 yards on D, which is 63rd in D-1. The Huskies are 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 91 throws on 161 attempts against the NIU Huskies defense this season, ranking them 78th and 88th in the nation. The NIU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,119 yards in the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 222 attempts for 639 yards this season, putting them in 52nd place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 38 penalties for 302 yards on defense this year. That places them 94th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
NIU is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 81 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 78th in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 114 yards on special teams, which puts them 111th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 19 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,507. The NIU Huskies have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 60th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. NIU Huskies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,450 yards on 36 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 88th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals have run for 971 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in college football. They've run 204 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ball State Cardinals have been penalized on offense 38 times for 366 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the country in penalties. They are 67th in the nation in points scored with 140. They have run 415 plays this season for 2,361 yards, which ranks them 24th in Division 1 in total offense. Ball State averages 5.7 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 129 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Riley Neal averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 115 passes on 199 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.4. He has thrown for 1,241 yards this season.
The Ball State Cardinals rush defense has allowed 202 attempts for 889 yards this year, putting them in 101st place in D-1 against the run. Ball State has committed 44 penalties for 367 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 114th in college football. They are 63rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 2,071 yards on D, which is 105th in the country. The Cardinals are ranked 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 110 passes on 170 attempts against the Ball State defense this season, placing them 116th and 103rd in Division 1. The Ball State Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 1,182 yards through the air, which is 94th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ball State Cardinals have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 31st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Ball State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,009 yards on 26 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 105th in Division 1 in punting average. Ball State is ranked 118th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 51 punt return yards and average 17 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 252 yards on special teams, ranking 45th in kick return yardage. The Ball State Cardinals average 21 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,664.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Huskies -5.5 and under 48 total points
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