Ball State Cardinals vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 11/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (-5.5)
The Kent State Golden Flashes (3-5) will take on the Ball State Cardinals (4-4) at Dix Stadium on Tuesday. Kent State opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 60.5.
The Ball State Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 4-4 this year. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals went up against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and took a loss by a score of 20-16. John Paddock finished 15/26 with 178 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 125.2 and finished the game with 2 picks. Carson Steele led the offense in rushing for the Cardinals with 24 totes for 101 yards (4.2 yards per carry). The Ball State Cardinals ended up rushing 34 different times and accrued 114 yards, which had them averaging 3.4 yards per carry. For the game, they tallied 60 plays which totaled 292 yds. Ball State relinquished 20 completions on 35 tries for 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. When it came to stopping the run, the Cardinals conceded 149 yards on 46 tries, which calculates to 3.2 yds per run allowed.
The Cardinals have attained 3,111 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring, Ball State has totaled 14 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 14 different times. Ball State has compiled 177 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 46 infractions for 431 yds. As a team they average 140.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 76th in Division 1. When talking about scoring points, the Ball State Cardinals are sitting at 24.5 PPG.
The Cardinals rank 79th in Division 1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 28.1 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 185.1 rushing yards per game this season. For the season, they have conceded 1,481 yards on the ground through 8 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Cardinals are giving up 1,689 yards which has them sitting in 41st in the nation. They have yielded 211.1 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 59.9%. Overall, they have yielded 396.3 yards per outing which has them ranked 84th in college football. They have granted 11 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Golden Flashes head into this matchup 3-5 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Golden Flashes went home victorious with a score of 33-27 against the Akron Zips. Marquez Cooper carried the rock 28 times for 137 yards, finishing the contest with 4.9 yards per carry for Kent State. Devin Kargman (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 213 yards on 14/25 through the air while his quarterback rating was 154. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.5. Kent State allowed 43 rush attempts for 109 yards (2.5 yards per rush). The Golden Flashes pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 74.4%, relinquishing 383 yards on 32 for 43 passing. The Golden Flashes finished the contest with 455 yds on 64 plays (7.1 yds per play). Kent State rushed for 6.2 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 242 yards on 39 carries.
The Kent State Golden Flashes average 433.9 yards per outing, ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Kent State offense has 454 yds of penalties on 56 violations, which is 44th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. During this campaign thus far, the Golden Flashes currently have a total of 1,794 yards through the air together with holding an average of 224.3 passing yards per game, putting them at 84th in the nation. In relation to their ability to score points, the Golden Flashes are 70th in college football averaging 28.4 points per game.
Kent State has given up a total of 1,335 rushing yards (166.9 yards per outing) in addition to 14 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass and 288.0 yards/contest, which has them in 125th in Division 1. The Golden Flashes defense has taken the field for 573 plays, which ranks them 89th in the country. The Golden Flashes are relinquishing 32.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 114th in Division 1. This year, they have allowed 257 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals +5.5
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