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Eastern Michigan Eagles Open as Week 3 Betting Underdogs vs Cardinals

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Eastern Michigan Eagles here saw them at Bovada as 6-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 22-20 win for the Eagles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Eastern Michigan Eagles sport a record of 1-1 and 2-0 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Ball State Cardinals sit at 1-1 and 0-2 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 2-0 for the Eagles and 2-0 for the Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Eastern Michigan vs Ball State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Eastern Michigan Eagles at No. 125 and the Ball State Cardinals at No. 79 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Eastern Michigan's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 41 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 122 this week at 46 PPG. The Eastern Michigan aerial game is averaging 261 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 338.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 78-rated road run defense, allowing 270 yards per game. Eastern Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kwame Etwi tore up the turf for 116 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 56-23 loss to the Aggies at Kyle Field.

Brogan Roback led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 330 yards Saturday as the Eagles downed the Cowboys 48-29 at War Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 5 games
  • Ball State is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Ball State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Eastern Michigan is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games
  • Eastern Michigan is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Northwestern, Saturday, September 26th
Eastern Michigan home to Army, Saturday, September 26th