Ball State Cardinals vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Ford Field
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State (+12)
Kyle Vantrease and the Buffalo Bulls (5-0) host the Ball State Cardinals (5-1) at Ford Field on Friday, December 18, 2020. Ball State opens this contest as 12-point dogs. The total has been set at 65.5.
The last time they played, the Ball State Cardinals took the field against the Western Michigan Broncos and took home the victory by a score of 30-27. Drew Plitt went 22/33 with 249 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Will Jones led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 71 yards on 16 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per run. Justin Hall was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 175 yards on 10 receptions. He had an average of 17.5 yards per reception for that game.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Ball State Cardinals hold an average of 33.7 points per game. As a team they have an average of 178.8 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 51st in college football. The Cardinals have earned 2,747 total yards this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Ball State has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns on the ground. The Cardinals are ranked 68th in the country in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 27.5 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.9 yards per running attempt and 147.8 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have given up 887 running yards through 6 contests. When talking about yards via the pass, the Cardinals are conceding 1,706 yds which has them sitting in 71st in the country. During their 6 games played this season, they are giving up 284.3 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.3%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 432.2 yards per outing putting them at 102nd in the country.
For his career, Plitt has thrown for a total of 6,030 yds with 46 TD's and 23 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 221 times totaling 297 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 141.5 with a touchdown percentage of 5.9% and an interception percentage of 2.9%. He is throwing for 201.0 yards per outing. Drew Plitt has connected on 497 of his attempted career 784 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.4%.
In their last contest, the Buffalo Bulls took on the Akron Zips and left there with a win by a score of 56-7. Kevin Marks Jr. paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 30 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for this contest. He racked up a total of 182 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 12.1 yards per carry. Trevor Wilson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 63 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 21.0 yards per reception in this outing. Kyle Vantrease went 4/7 with 68 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception.
During the season to this point, the Bulls currently sit at 832 yards through the air together with an average of 166.4 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 110th in the nation. The Buffalo Bulls are averaging 510.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 10th in the country. They have an average of 344.2 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,721 yards for this year. Regarding their ability to score points, the Bulls currently rank 1st in Division 1 averaging 51.8 points per outing. The Bulls are surrendering 21.0 points per contest, which puts them 38th in D-1. In total, they have given up 105 pts. Buffalo has surrendered a total of 802 yards rushing (160.4 yards per outing) and 8 touchdowns on the ground on the season. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 206.8 yards/outing, ranking them 49th in the country.
In the 23 games in his career, Kyle Vantrease has completed 181 of 323 attempts for 2,389 yds. He averages 103.9 yds per contest through the air with a 131.4 quarterback rating. Vantrease has thrown 16 TD's while tossing 5 picks in his career. He has run for 70 yards on 40 tries. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.0% and his interception rate is 1.5%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bulls -12 and over 65.5 total points
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