Mean Green battle Cardinals in Week 3 odds
Ball State Cardinals vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Cardinals on Saturday when they take on the Mean Green at Apogee Stadium in Week 3 action.
The Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Mean Green are 1-1 ATS. Ball State is 1-1 on the totals; North Texas is 0-2.
Betting Line: The Mean Green were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mean Green rated this week at No. 104 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 77. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 53-42 result in favor of the Cardinals this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Texas's No. 64-ranked offense, averaging 30.5 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 47 this week at 21 PPG. The Mean Green aerial game is averaging 299.5 yards per game, more than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 179 YPG per game.
In their last action, Ball State was a 40-14 winner at home against Army. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Keith Wenning throttled the Black Knights defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 325 yards as Ball State handed Army a 40-14 defeat.
North Texas was a 27-21 loser in its last match on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 48 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mean Green suffered a Week 2 loss against Ohio in their last game, falling 27-21 at Peden Stadium.
Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Cardinals at Mean Green trends to consider:
Ball State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Ball State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 6 games
North Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
North Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Ball State at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 21
North Texas at Georgia, Saturday, September 21