Betting line favors Cardinals over RedHawks
Ball State Cardinals vs Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Odds
Ball State visits Miami (Ohio) on Friday, hoping to send the RedHawks to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Fred C Yager Stadium.
The RedHawks currently sports a record of 4-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-8-1 ATS. The Cardinals are 8-3 and 9-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the RedHawks post a 4-6 over under record this season, while the Cardinals have gone 7-4 against the number.
Betting Line: The Cardinals were listed as 9-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. The total was 61.5 early in the week at Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the RedHawks at No. 100 and the Cardinals at No. 61 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 35-20 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami (Ohio)'s No. 95-ranked offense (23.3 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 95 at 32.2 PPG. The RedHawks passing attack has averaged 306 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (257.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 85-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 202.3 yards per game when on the road. Miami (Ohio), on the other hand, rates No. 111 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Ball State, they were a 52-27 winner as they battled Ohio at home. Ball State covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 79 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jahwan Edwards tore up the turf for 169 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 52-27 win over the Bobcats at Scheumann Stadium.
Miami (Ohio) lost its last outing, a 30-16 result against Central Michigan on November 17. Miami (Ohio) failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 46 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Zac Dysert's 343-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Central Michigan earned a 30-16 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Cardinals at RedHawks trends to consider:
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami (Ohio)
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ball State's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 5 games
Miami (Ohio) is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Miami (Ohio) is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State