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Central Michigan ChippewasBall State Cardinals
Oct 22, 2:00 PM | Turf of Scheumann Stadium

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals Odds

2-5TEAM RECORD4-3

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Cardinals host the Chippewas at Scheumann Stadium in Week 8 action.

They battle the Chippewas, currently with a 2-5 mark (1-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Cardinals and 5-2 for the Chippewas.

View Central Michigan vs Ball State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Cardinals pegged as 2.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cardinals - Chippewas odds would favor the Chippewas if the lines were set according to power ranks. Ball State is rated No. 108 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Chippewas sit at No. 103. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 15-14 win for the Chippewas.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ball State's No. 104-ranked offense, averaging 19.9 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 103 this week at 33.7 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 198 yards per game, less than the Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 217.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Chippewas own the league's No. 65-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 169 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 65 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Central Michigan was a 35-28 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Michigan. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors.

Ball State was a 23-20 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Ohio. They covered the 14.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (43) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Chippewas at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games when playing Ball State
Central Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Ball State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games when playing Central Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 8 games at home
Ball State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Central Michigan at Akron, Saturday, October 29
Ball State at Western Michigan, Saturday, October 29

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