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Central Michigan Chippewas Host the Ball State Cardinals in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Ball State Cardinals


Central Michigan Chippewas
Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Kelly/Shorts Stadium

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Central Michigan and Ball State on Saturday, with the host Chippewas trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Ball State Cardinals opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 28-26 victory for the Chippewas. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Central Michigan Chippewas have seen them go 4-3 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Ball State Cardinals are at 1-5 and 2-4 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Ball State Cardinals are 1-4-1, while the Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Michigan vs Ball State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 45-rated Central Michigan Chippewas and the No. 33-rated Ball State Cardinals in this matchup.

How Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Stats Matchup

The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 23 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 78 this week at 27.17 PPG. The Central Michigan aerial game is averaging 214.14 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 214.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Ball State Cardinals own the league's No. 118-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 285.33 yards per game when on the road. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 100 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jack Milas's 326-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Western Michigan earned a 42-38 win over Ball State on Saturday at Scheumann Stadium.

Thomas Rawls ran through the Northern Illinois defense for 270 yards in Central Michigan's last game, handing the Huskies a 34-17 setback on Saturday at Huskie Stadium.

Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Odds Trends

Ball State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games
Ball State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Central Michigan is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games
Central Michigan is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Central Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State home to Akron, Saturday, October 25th
Central Michigan at Buffalo, Saturday, October 25th