Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Ball State (+3)
Drew Plitt and the Ball State Cardinals (3-1) go to Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Central Michigan Chippewas (3-1). The odds on this matchup have Central Michigan as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 61.5.
In the last game they played, the Ball State Cardinals took the field against the Toledo Rockets and went home with the win by a score of 27-24. Drew Plitt went 26/35 with 304 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception for the game. Tye Evans paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 101 yards by way of 25 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Justin Hall was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 127 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch in this game.
The Cardinals have earned 1,876 total yards over the course of this season. As a unit they have an average of 204.3 yards in the run game ranking this team at 31st in the nation. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Ball State has earned 6 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Ball State Cardinals have an average of 31.8 PPG. The Cardinals are sitting in 80th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 29.5 PPG. They are allowing 3.6 yards per run and 128.8 rushing yards per game on the year. For the year, they have allowed 515 running yards through 4 games. Concerning passing yards, the Cardinals are allowing 1,245 yards which ranks them 59th in the nation. During their 4 games played, they are giving up 311.3 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.0%. During the season, they are surrendering 440.0 yards per game which has them sitting 103rd in the nation.
For his career, Plitt has thrown for 5,415 yards with 39 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the football 201 times totaling 277 yards. He has a QB rating of 139.6 with a touchdown percentage of 5.5% and an interception rate of 3.1%. He is passing for 193.4 yards per game. Drew Plitt has connected on 449 of his career 708 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.4%.
In their last outing, the Central Michigan Chippewas played the Eastern Michigan Eagles and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-23. Daniel Richardson went 15/21 with 173 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 pick on the day. Lew Nichols III led the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 36 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for this game. He scurried for 196 yards on 29 carries which gave him an average of 6.8 yards per tote. Dallas Dixon led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 83 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 27.7 yards per catch in this game.
For the year thus far, the Chippewas currently have a total of 861 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 215.3 passing yards per game, ranking them 82nd in college football. The Central Michigan Chippewas hold an average of 454.8 yards per game which ranks them 26th in the nation. They are averaging 239.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 958 yards overall. Regarding how much they score, the Chippewas rank 23rd in D-1 by scoring 36.3 points per outing. The Chippewas are allowing 28.0 points per game, which puts them 68th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 112 points in total. Central Michigan has allowed the opposition a total of 504 rushing yards (126.0 yards per game) in addition to 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have yielded 8 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 288.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 126th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chippewas -3
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