GoDaddy Bowl Odds: Ark St vs Ball State
Arkansas State will take on Ball State on Sunday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama as those two schools compete in this year's GoDaddy Bowl.
Favorites have been moneymakers in years past as the chalk is 8-1-2 ATS in the past 11 GoDaddy/GMAC Bowls.
As well, 6 of past 8 GoDaddy.com Bowls played UNDER the total.
Ball State has played four bowls in the past seven seasons, 0-4 SU and ATS. Overall, Ball State 13-4 ATS past 17 games away from home.
It’s the third straight GoDaddy Bowl for Arkansas State (1-1), they finished season on 4-1 ATS run.
Backers of the Cardinals have seen them go 10-2 and 8-4 ATS so far this season, while the Red Wolves are at 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Red Wolves are 7-5, while the Cardinals are 8-4.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Red Wolves in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
The Cardinals sit at No. 26 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Red Wolves are at No. 67 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 42-31.
Arkansas State was a 34-31 loser in its last match on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 65 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Arkansas State got a 132-yard performance from Michael Gordon, but Western Kentucky prevailed 34-31. Keith Wenning throttled the RedHawks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 445 yards as Ball State handed Miami (Ohio) a 55-14 defeat.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ball State's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 40.08 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 65 this week at 26.67 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 333.25 yards per game, more than the Red Wolves secondary allows through the air, 235.25 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Red Wolves own the league's No. 99-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 216.67 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 97 this week in generating rushing yards at home.