Toledo vs Ball State NCAA Football Betting Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Scheumann Stadium is the venue where Drew Plitt and the Ball State Cardinals will take on the Toledo Rockets on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Toledo as 1.5-point favorites. The Rockets are 3-3-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Toledo Rockets went up against the Bowling Green Falcons and were beaten 20-7. Bryant Koback led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 60 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.3 yards per carry. Danzel McKinley-Lewis was the receiving yardage leader by earning 71 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 23.7 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rockets was Mitchell Guadagni who went 17/20 with 194 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The Rockets ran the ball a total of 39 times and racked up 132 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Rockets totaled 21 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 10 yards telling us that they had a strong outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 74 plays for a total of 392 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Toledo allowed 14 catches on 21 tries totaling 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. On the ground, the Rockets allowed 240 yards on 41 runs which is an average of 5.9 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 425 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Rockets head into this game 4-2 in 2019. For total yards, they currently sit at 3rd in the Mid-American Conference and 37th in college football with 2,747 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 29.3 points per game, putting them 67th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 242.7 yards on the ground per game which is 1st in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 23 points per game which has them at 1st in the MAC. In discussing yards rushing, Toledo is allowing 176 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the Mid-American Conference and 85th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the conference and 108th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 1,056 yards rushing through 6 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rockets have conceded 1,291 yards. Teams are completing 61% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Ball State Cardinals took on the Eastern Michigan Eagles and notched a win by a score of 29-23. Caleb Huntley led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 33 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 152 yards by way of 29 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per tote. Justin Hall was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 109 yards on 11 receptions. He earned an average of 9.9 yards per reception for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Cardinals was Drew Plitt who went 23/32 with 255 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Cardinals ran the football 47 times and earned 196 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. On the day, the Cardinals got 25 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 75 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they totaled 79 plays which gave them a total of 451 yards. In terms of defense, Ball State gave up 20 catches on 36 attempts for a total of 283 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the running game, the Cardinals gave up 89 yards on 33 attempts which is an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 372 yards and earned 4 turnovers.
The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 3-3. Ball State has made teams respect their running game by averaging 156 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 79th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 936 yards rushing through 6 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Cardinals average 433.8 yards per game overall putting them 46th in D-1 and 3rd in the MAC. The Cardinals are allowing 30.2 points per game which puts them at 8th in the conference and 92nd in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in D-1. They are giving up 270.3 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cardinals are ranked 11th in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 181 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 139.2 yards per contest which puts them at 49th in the country and 3rd in the Mid-American Conference. For this year, they have given up a total of 835 yards on the ground and 13.8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockets -1.5
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