Miami RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (+6)
Scheumann Stadium is where the Ball State Cardinals (4-7) will try to defeat the Miami RedHawks (9-2) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Ball State is 6-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is 37.
The Miami RedHawks come into this game with a record of 9-2 this season. In their last contest, the RedHawks went up against the Buffalo Bulls and earned the victory with a final of 23-10. Aveon Smith connected on 9/16 with 146 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 132.9 and walked away from the game with no picks. Rashad Amos was the rushing leader for the RedHawks with 15 carries for 82 yards (5.5 yards per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 52 plays for 326 yards. The Miami Redhawks ran the rock 36 different times and had 180 yds, earning them an average of 5.0 yards per attempt. In the running game, the RedHawks conceded 131 yds on 44 tries, which is an average of 3.0 yards per rush surrendered. Miami relinquished 7 completions on 17 tries for 147 yards, and a completion rate of 41.2%.
The RedHawks have earned 3,780 total yards this year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Miami has earned 15 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 12 times. Miami has accumulated 178 first downs, and they have been hurt by 54 infractions for 433 yds. As a team they're averaging 162.5 yards via the ground game which is 62nd in the nation. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Miami RedHawks hold an average of 28.2 points per contest.
The RedHawks are sitting in 8th in the country concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 16.5 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 118.5 rushing yards per contest this season. In total, they have given up 1,304 rushing yards through 11 contests. When talking about yards via the pass, the RedHawks are allowing 2,200 yds which puts them in 29th in Division 1. They are giving up 200.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 59.2%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 318.5 yards per outing putting them 23rd in Division 1. They have relinquished 10 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 10 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 4-7 for this season. In their last game, the Cardinals went home victorious with a score of 34-3 when they faced the Kent State Golden Flashes. Kiael Kelly finished the contest with 71 yards on 4/14 passing while his QB rating was 71.2. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.1. Marquez Cooper ran the football 25 times for 140 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.6 yards per attempt for Ball State. Ball State rushed the football for 5.8 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 300 yds on 52 carries. The Cardinals finished the game with a total of 388 yards and they ran 69 plays (5.6 yds per play). The Cardinals pass defense conceded a completion rate of 36.4%, relinquishing 68 yds on 8 out of 22 through the air. Ball State gave up 26 run attempts for 29 yards (1.1 yards per carry).
When it comes to how much they score, the Cardinals rank 123rd in the nation averaging 18.5 points per contest. The Ball State Cardinals have an average of 302.9 yards per contest, which ranks them 127th in the country. The Ball State offense has totaled 512 penalty yds on 59 violations, which is good for 94th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 7 interceptions while surrendering 7 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 196 first downs. For the season thus far, the Cardinals have thrown for 1,548 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 140.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 127th in college football. They average 162.2 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,784 yards overall.
The Cardinals are giving up 25.1 points per contest, which has them sitting 61st in the country. Ball State has conceded a total of 1,293 rushing yards (117.5 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. Overall, they have relinquished 276 total points. They have given up 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 207.4 yards per game, which puts them in 36th in the country. The Cardinals defense has been on the field for 684 plays, which is good for 22nd in D-1. They have 6 fumbles recovered and 3 picks on the season.
Who will win tonight's RedHawks/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the RedHawks -6
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