Western Michigan at Ball State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/13/2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to Scheumann Stadium to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 6 point favorites. The Broncos have an ATS record of 3-7-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 2-7-1 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Western Michigan Broncos are 3-7-0 against the spread
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 2-7-1 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
10/28/18 QB Jon Wassink Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/18 OL Mark Brooks Leg is out for season
06/27/18 DL Steven Clark Medical is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
11/11/18 RB Caleb Huntley Achilles is questionable Tuesday vs Western Michigan
11/11/18 LB Jacob White Undisclosed is questionable Tuesday vs Western Michigan
11/11/18 RB James Gilbert Back is questionable Tuesday vs Western Michigan
11/11/18 OL Kaleb Slaven Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Western Michigan
11/11/18 QB Riley Neal Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Western Michigan
11/11/18 OL Zac Ricketts Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Western Michigan
10/31/18 CB Lamar Anderson Shoulder is questionable
09/15/18 OL Alex Joss ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Western Michigan Broncos are 39th in Division 1 in points scored with 329. They have run 709 plays this season for 4,459 yards, which ranks them 49th in the nation in total offense. The Broncos average 6.3 yards per play, which is 30th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 225 1st downs this year, placing them 37th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Western Michigan has run for 2,005 yards as a team, which ranks 41st in the country. They've run 415 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 64 times for 602 yards so far this season, which has them 55th in the nation in penalties. Kaleb Eleby has thrown for 445 yards this season. He has completed 33 passes on 47 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 162.3. He averages 9.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Western Michigan is 104th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 337. They have surrendered a total of 3,925 yards on D, which is 71st in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 101st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 150 passes on 263 attempts against the Western Michigan Broncos defense this season, placing them 14th and 12th in the country. The Western Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 2,074 yards through the air, which is 47th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 381 attempts for 1,851 yards this year, putting them in 89th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 67 penalties for 558 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 75th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Western Michigan is ranked 66th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 341 punt return yards and average 22.7 yards per return, which is 1st in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 442 yards on special teams, ranking 71st in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 16 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,242. The Western Michigan Broncos have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 6, which is 123rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Western Michigan Broncos kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 41 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,661 yards on 45 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 127th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals have run for 1,660 yards as a team, which ranks 66th in the nation. They've run 385 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 73 times for 724 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. They are 108th in Division 1 in points scored with 227. They have run 798 plays this year for 4,174 yards, which ranks them 43rd in the nation in total offense. The Ball State Cardinals average 5.2 yards per play, which is 102nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 239 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Plitt has completed 47 throws while attempting 76 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. He has passed for 575 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 123.6.
The Ball State Cardinals rush defense has given up 439 attempts for 2,155 yards this season, putting them in 112th place in the country against the run. They have had 75 penalties for 650 yards on defense this year. That places them 107th in Division 1. Ball State is 88th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 306. They have given up a total of 4,334 yards on D, which is 103rd in the nation. The Cardinals are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 198 throws on 307 attempts against the Ball State defense this season, ranking them 94th and 69th in the country. The Ball State Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,179 yards in the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ball State Cardinals have tried 16 field goals this year and made 11, which is 53rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Ball State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,012 yards on 51 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 97th in the NCAA in punting average. Ball State is 110th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 75 punt return yards and average 8.3 yards per return, which is 74th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 483 yards on special teams, which puts them 59th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 17 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,732.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -6
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