Miami vs Ball State College Football Betting Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State -2.5
Scheumann Stadium is the site where Drew Plitt and the Ball State Cardinals will take on the Miami RedHawks on Friday. Miami opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The RedHawks are 6-5-0 ATS and 5-6-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 6-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Miami RedHawks played the Akron Zips and won 20-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 10/21 with 117 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He gave away 2 picks during the game. Jaylon Bester paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 36 yards and he tallied 1 TD in the game. He rushed for a total of 128 yards by way of 21 carries which gave him an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Jack Sorenson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 46 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 15.3 yards per catch for that contest. The RedHawks ran the ball a total of 50 times and earned 241 yards giving them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. In all, they finished with a total of 72 plays which added up to 358 yards. For the contest, the RedHawks got 19 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 10 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. In terms of defense, Miami allowed 15 completions on 25 tries for a total of 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. Against the run, the RedHawks allowed 5 yards on 29 carries which gave them an average of 0.2 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they allowed 202 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The RedHawks step onto the field holding a record of 7-4 for 2019. For total yards, they sit in 11th in the Mid-American Conference and 124th in the nation with 3,452 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 24.4 points per game, which has them at 98th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 142.6 yards on the ground per game which is 9th in the conference. The RedHawks have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 27.7 points per game putting them 3rd in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the RedHawks have conceded 1,883 yards. Teams are completing 57.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try. In terms of yards on the ground, Miami is allowing 173.2 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the conference and 82nd in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per carry putting them 3rd in the conference and 66th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,905 rushing yards through 11 games.
The last time they took the field, the Ball State Cardinals played the Kent State Golden Flashes and ended up taking the loss by a score of 41-38. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Drew Plitt who went 16/24 with 208 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Caleb Huntley paced the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 54 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He ran for 192 yards via 30 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.4 yards per run. Walter Fletcher was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 74 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 18.5 yards per catch for that game. The Cardinals ran the ball a total of 59 times and earned a total of 330 yards which gave them an average of 5.6 yards per run. In all, they ran 83 plays which added up to 538 yards. On the day, the Cardinals racked up a total of 28 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 29 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Ball State allowed 18 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 369 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%. Overall, they allowed a total of 635 yards but didn't force any takeaways. Against the run, the Cardinals allowed 266 yards on 48 runs which gave them an average of 5.5 yards per carry allowed.
The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 4-7. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Cardinals have one of the best offenses in college football. Ball State is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 216.2 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 22nd in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,378 rushing yards through 11 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Cardinals average 453.1 yards per contest overall putting them 29th in the nation and 2nd in the MAC. The Cardinals are conceding 31.8 points per game ranking them 10th in the conference and 97th in the country. In regard to points given up, they have given up 350 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 189.3 yards per game which puts them at 95th in the nation and 6th in the conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 2,082 yards on the ground and 33 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in D-1. They are conceding 252.1 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cardinals are ranked 11th in the Mid-American Conference.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -2.5
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