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Bobcats home to Cardinals in NCAAF betting action

Ball State CardinalsOhio Bobcats
Oct 15, 3:30 PM | Turf of Peden Stadium

Ball State Cardinals vs Ohio Bobcats Odds

3-3TEAM RECORD4-2

The Bobcats hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Cardinals pay a visit to Peden Stadium in Week 7 betting action.

They battle the Cardinals, currently with a 3-3 mark (2-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-2 for the Bobcats and 3-3 for the Cardinals.

View Ball State vs Ohio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Bobcats as 14-point favorites in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 55-rated Bobcats and the No. 114-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-12 win for the Bobcats on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 33 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 34.5 PPG. The Bobcats aerial game is averaging 247.2 yards per game, more than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 237.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cardinals feature the league's No. 69-rated road run defense, allowing 177.5 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 35 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Ball State, they were a 42-0 loser as they battled Temple at home. Ball State failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 42 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Ohio, they were a 38-37 loser as they battled Buffalo on the road. Ohio failed to cover in the match as a 8.5-point favorite, while 75 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Ohio Bobcats Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ball State's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Ball State's last 19 games on the road
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ohio's last 11 games
Ohio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Ball State home to Central Michigan, Saturday, October 22
Ohio at Akron, Saturday, October 22

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