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Cardinals visit Northwestern Wildcats in Week 4 College Football Betting Clash

The Northwestern Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Ball State Cardinals at Ryan Field in Week 4 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Northwestern Wildcats in this game found them listed as -18-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 34-20 win for the Wildcats on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Northwestern bring a 3-0 record (3-0 ATS) to the Week 4 betting matchup against the 2-1 Ball State Cardinals, who are 1-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Northwestern go 0-3 so far and the Cardinals go 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Ball State injuries news.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 25.33 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 113 this week at 36.33 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 109 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 291 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 196.5 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Ball State got a 164-yard performance from Darian Green as a key part of its 28-17 win over Eastern Michigan.

Duke was unable to contain Justin Jackson in its last action Saturday and the result was a 19-10 Week 3 loss against the Wildcats.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games
  • Ball State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Northwestern's last 22 games
  • Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Toledo, Saturday, October 3rd
Northwestern home to Minnesota, Saturday, October 3rd

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