Indiana vs Ball State College Football Betting Tips 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 16.5 point favorites. The Hoosiers had an ATS record of 5-7-0 last season while their over/under record was 7-5-0. The Cardinals had an over/under record of 4-7-1 and they were 5-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Indiana Hoosiers were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals were 4-7-1 against the over/under last season
The Ball State Cardinals were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
07/08/19 WR Jacolby Hewitt ACL is out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indiana Hoosiers were 92nd in Division 1 in points scored with 317 last year. They ran 910 plays last season for 4,982 yards, which ranked them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Hoosiers averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 83rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 282 1st downs last year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indiana ran for 1,888 yards as a team, which ranked 91st in the country. They ran 428 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hoosiers were penalized on offense 71 times for 730 yards last season, which had them 84th in the nation in penalties.
Indiana was 76th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 359 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,086 yards on D, which was 74th in Division 1. The Hoosiers were ranked 91st in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses completed 226 passes on 370 attempts against the Indiana Hoosiers defense last season, placing them 49th and 40th in the country. The Indiana pass defense also gave up a total of 2,887 yards through the air, which was 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 479 attempts for 2,198 yards last year, putting them in 74th place in D-1 against the run. The Hoosiers committed 80 penalties for 799 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 107th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Indiana was ranked 83rd in the nation in punt returns with 16 last year. They accumulated 148 punt return yards and averaged 9.2 yards per return, which was 62nd in college football. They returned 18 kicks for 325 yards on special teams, ranking 118th in kick return yardage. The Hoosiers averaged 18 yards per kick return and they were 90th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,455. The Indiana Hoosiers attempted 18 field goals last season and made 16, which was 38th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83%. Indiana Hoosiers kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 last year. Their punters totaled 2,040 yards on 52 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That placed them 90th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals ran for 1,874 yards as a team last year, which ranked 92nd in the nation. They ran 445 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Ball State Cardinals were penalized on offense 82 times for 803 yards last year, which had them 49th in the country in penalties. They were 101st in Division 1 in points scored with 290. They ran 922 plays last year for 4,909 yards, which ranked them 57th in the nation in total offense. The Cardinals averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 97th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 283 1st downs last season, ranking them 46th overall as an offensive unit.
The Ball State Cardinals rush defense gave up 559 attempts for 2,880 yards last season, putting them in 118th place in the country against the run. They had 84 penalties for 740 yards on defense last year. That placed them 91st in Division 1. Ball State was 90th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 389. They gave up a total of 5,405 yards on D, which was 91st in the nation. The Cardinals were 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses completed 229 throws on 353 attempts against the Ball State defense last season, ranking them 59th and 30th in the country. The Ball State Cardinals pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,525 yards in the air, which was 37th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Ball State Cardinals tried 16 field goals last year and made 11, which was 91st in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 69%. Cardinals kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,342 yards on 59 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranked them 97th in the NCAA in punting average. Ball State was 119th in the country in punt returns with 10 last season. They totaled 88 punt return yards and averaged 8.7 yards per return, which was 66th in D-1. They returned 36 kicks for 588 yards on special teams, which put them 70th in kick return yardage. The Ball State Cardinals averaged 16 yards per kick return and they were 83rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,585.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hoosiers -16.5
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