Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-3)
Scheumann Stadium is where the Ball State Cardinals (4-3) will attempt to beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3) on Saturday. Ball State is 3-point favorites. The total is set at 0.57.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles head into this game 4-3 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles faced off with the NIU Huskies and took a loss by a final of 39-10. Jaylon Jackson was the best rusher for the Eagles with 16 totes for 60 yards (3.8 yds per attempt). Taylor Powell went 11/23 with 197 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 125.4 and ended the game with 1 interception. Against the rush, the Eagles gave up 287 yards on 49 attempts, which is an average of 5.9 yards per run allowed. Eastern Michigan gave up 12 pass completions on 16 tries for 123 yards, and a completion rate of 75.0%. In the game, they had 50 plays for 226 yards. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ran the rock 27 different times and amassed 29 yards, earning them an average of 1.1 yards per tote.
The Eagles have tallied 2,519 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Eastern Michigan has amassed 13 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 15 different times. Eastern Michigan has accounted for 139 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 53 penalties for 475 yards. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 139.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 81st in the country. Regarding scoring points, the Eastern Michigan Eagles are sitting at 28.4 points per outing.
In terms of yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 1,558 yards which has them sitting in 76th in the nation. They have yielded 222.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 60.4%. In total, they are surrendering 395.0 yards/outing which has them ranked 88th in the nation. They have yielded 13 touchdowns through the air as well as 14 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 172.4 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,207 yards via the running game in 7 games. The Eagles rank 113th in Division 1 regarding team defense, giving up 32.7 PPG.
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The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Cardinals took home the win by a final score of 25-21 against the Connecticut Huskies. John Paddock ended the contest with 147 yds on 19/39 passing while his QB rating was 75.3. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 3.8. Carson Steele carried the ball 32 times for 179 yds, finishing the game with 5.6 yards per carry for Ball State. Ball State rushed for 4.8 yards per carry, totaling 209 yards on 44 carries. The Cardinals finished with a total of 356 yds and they ran 83 plays (4.3 yards per play). The Cardinals pass defense gave up a completion rate of 81.8%, relinquishing 129 yards on 18 for 22 through the air. Ball State allowed 42 rushing attempts for 194 yards (4.6 yds per rush).
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Cardinals are ranking 89th in D-1 averaging 25.7 PPG. During the season thus far, the Cardinals have a total of 1,807 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 258.1 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 54th in the nation. The Ball State Cardinals maintain an average of 402.7 yards/outing, which has them sitting 66th in the country. The Ball State offense has 369 yds of penalties on 41 infractions, which is 70th in the country in terms of hurting your team.
Ball State has conceded a total of 1,332 yards rushing (190.3 yards per contest) and 16 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns through the air and 213.1 yards per outing, which puts them in 45th in Division 1. The Cardinals defense has participated in 542 plays, which is 128th in the country. The Cardinals are relinquishing 29.3 PPG, ranking them 90th in the nation. This season, they have surrendered 205 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -3
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