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Central Michigan Chippewas Visit Ball State Cardinals in Week 8 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Week 8 action on Saturday will see the Ball State Cardinals looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Central Michigan Chippewas visit Scheumann Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Ball State Cardinals as 6-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 34-22 win for the Chippewas. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Ball State bring a 2-5 record (2-5 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-4 Central Michigan Chippewas, who are 6-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Ball State go 3-4 so far and the Chippewas go 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ball State vs Central Michigan injuries news.

The Ball State Cardinals sit at No. 87 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Central Michigan Chippewas are at No. 40 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ball State's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 26.86 PPG, against a Central Michigan defense that ranks No. 50 this week at 24 PPG. The Ball State aerial game is averaging 239.71 yards per game, more than the Central Michigan Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 171.43 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Central Michigan Chippewas own the league's No. 74-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 187 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 106 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Chippewas as Central Michigan blasted them 51-14 in Week 7 action.

In their last game, the Cardinals were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-19 score against Georgia State.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • Central Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ball State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Ball State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games
  • Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan at Akron, Saturday, October 31st
Ball State home to Massachusetts, Saturday, October 31st

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