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Ball State CardinalsOklahoma Sooners
Oct 1, 7:00 PM | Grass of Memorial Stadium

Ball State Cardinals vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds

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The Oklahoma Sooners get a much-deserved easy one this week as they host the Ball State Cardinals, opening as whopping 37-point favorites against ttheir MAC foes Saturday.

The total has gone UNDER in six of Ball State’s last eight games on the road and five of Oklahoma’s last seven games at home.

Landry Jones passed for a season-high three touchdowns last week at home against Missouri.

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Betting Line: Oddsmakers opened the Sooners as 38-point favorites in the game, while the betting total had not been set at the time of writing.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Sooners, currently No. 64 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cardinals, who rate No. 102 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 45-29 victory for the Sooners.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma's No. 33-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 68 at 25.8 PPG. The Sooners passing attack has averaged 354.7 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (205 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cardinals feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 147 yards per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

Ball State won its last outing, a 48-21 result against Army on September 24. Ball State covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.

In their last action, Oklahoma was a 38-28 winner at home against Missouri. They failed to cover the 20–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (66) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Ball State Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

A few Cardinals at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ball State's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ball State's last 11 games
Ball State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Ball State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Ball State home to Temple, Saturday, October 8
Oklahoma at Texas, Saturday, October 8

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