Cardinals vs Black Knights Betting Matchup Report
Army Black Knights vs Ball State Cardinals Odds
A key Week 2 battle has the visiting Black Knights travelling to Ball State on Saturday to face the Cardinals.
Supporters of the Black Knights have seen them go 1-0 and 0-1 ATS so far this season, while the Cardinals are at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 1-0, while the Black Knights are 0-1.
Betting Line: The Black Knights were listed as 8-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 58 and the Black Knights at No. 107 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 53-46 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ball State's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 51 PPG, against a Black Knights defense that ranks No. 29 this week at 12 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 340 yards per game, more than the Black Knights secondary allows through the air, 116 YPG per game.
Army was a 28-12 winner in their most recent outing at home against Morgan St. They failed to cover the 33-point spread as favorites, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors. Angel Santiago ran through the Morgan St defense for 120 yards in Army's last game, handing the Bears a 28-12 setback on Friday at Michie Stadium.
In their last action, Ball State was a 51-28 winner at home against Illinois State. They covered the 13-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (79) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Keith Wenning throttled the RedBirds defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 340 yards as Ball State handed Illinois State a 51-28 defeat.
Army Black Knights Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Black Knights at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Army's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Army's last 6 games
Army is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Army is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
Ball State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Ball State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Ball State's last 19 games
Army home to Stanford, Saturday, September 14
Ball State at North Texas, Saturday, September 14