Central Michigan vs Ball State NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Quinten Dormady and the Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Scheumann Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Ball State Cardinals. The odds on this contest have Ball State as 6-point favorites. The Chippewas are 7-3-0 ATS and 8-2-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Central Michigan Chippewas played the NIU Huskies and ended up getting the victory by a score of 48-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chippewas was Quinten Dormady who went 18/24 with 288 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Kobe Lewis led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 75 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 143 yards on 17 carries which gave him an average of 8.4 yards per carry. JaCorey Sullivan was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 88 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 17.6 yards per catch for the game. The Chippewas ended up rushing 50 times and racked up a total of 327 yards earning them an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 615 yards. On the day, the Chippewas totaled 24 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 53 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Central Michigan allowed 19 catches on 31 attempts for a total of 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. On the day, they gave up a total of 251 yards and earned 4 turnovers. In the running game, the Chippewas allowed 22 yards on 25 carries which gave them an average of 0.9 yards per carry allowed.
The Chippewas come into this matchup with a record of 6-4 this season. For total yardage, they sit in 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 18th in the nation with 4,408 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 30 points per game, which has them at 63rd in the nation. As a unit, they have an average of 191.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th in the MAC. The Chippewas have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, giving up 27.1 points per game ranking them 3rd in the MAC. In discussing yards on the ground, Central Michigan is allowing 112.7 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 21st in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the MAC and 23rd in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,127 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Chippewas have allowed 2,491 yards. Opponents are completing 60.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try.
In their last game, the Ball State Cardinals took on the Western Michigan Broncos and lost 35-31. Caleb Huntley paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 32 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He racked up a total of 120 yards by way of 18 carries which gave him an average of 6.7 yards per carry. Justin Hall led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 64 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 16.0 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Drew Plitt who went 14/22 with 148 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. The Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 43 times and racked up a total of 261 yards which earned them an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 65 plays for 409 yards. For the game, the Cardinals racked up a total of 11 first downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 74 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Ball State conceded 13 completions on 24 attempts totaling 124 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.2%. In the running game, the Cardinals conceded 384 yards on 51 attempts which is an average of 7.5 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed 508 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 4-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cardinals have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Ball State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 201.9 rushing yards per game, which has them at 32nd in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,817 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cardinals average 438.6 yards per game overall ranking them 39th in D-1 and 4th in the MAC. The Cardinals are conceding 29.3 points per contest which puts them at 7th in the MAC and 81st in college football. When talking about points given up, they have given up 264 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 185.9 yards per contest which puts them at 91st in the nation and 4th in the conference. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,673 yards on the ground and 25.2 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They are conceding 227.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals are ranked 6th in the Mid-American Conference.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -6
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