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Ball State Cardinals vs Central Michigan Chippewas Week 6 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

The visiting Ball State Cardinals hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Kelly/Shorts Stadium against the Chippewas.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Ball State Cardinals in this one found them as 13.5-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.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 36-18 win 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Central Michigan will face the 3-2 Ball State Cardinals, who own a 4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-2 so far this season while the Cardinals are 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Michigan vs Ball State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Central Michigan Chippewas rated this week at No. 63 and the Ball State Cardinals sitting at No. 113.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Central Michigan Chippewas No. 54-ranked offense (33.6 PPG) against a Ball State Cardinals defense that ranks No. 53 at 24.6 PPG. The Central Michigan Chippewas passing attack has averaged 306 yards per game, more than the Ball State Cardinals give up through the air (273.8 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 38-rated road run defense, allowing 131.67 yards per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

James Gilbert went over the 100-yard mark (119) in his team's latest effort, but NIU still defeated Ball State by a score of 31-24.

Central Michigan didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Broncos as Western Michigan blasted them 49-10 in Week 5 action.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ball State's last 15 games
  • Ball State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • Central Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Central Michigan's last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Buffalo, Saturday, October 15th
Central Michigan at NIU, Saturday, October 15th