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Ball State Favored by -5.5 Against Georgia State on Friday - Week 1 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Georgia State Panthers host the Ball State Cardinals at Georgia Dome in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Georgia State Panthers were sitting as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 34-18 result in favor of the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Georgia State Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Georgia State Panthers sit at 0-0 (0-0 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Ball State Cardinals are currently 0-0 (0-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Georgia State is 0-0 OU, and Ball State is 0-0 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Georgia State vs Ball State injuries news.

The game pits the Georgia State Panthers, currently No. 58 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Ball State Cardinals, who rate No. 109 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Georgia State's No. -ranked offense, averaging PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. this week at PPG. The Georgia State aerial game is averaging yards per game, more than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Ball State Cardinals own the league's No. 123-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 274.33 yards per game when on the road. Georgia State, on the other hand, rates No. 128 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ball State was hammered in its last outing, as Bowling Green ran up a 48-10 score against them at Scheumann Stadium.

The Panthers suffered a Week P loss against San Jose State in their last game, falling 27-16 at Florida Citrus Bowl.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Ball State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games
  • Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Georgia State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Georgia State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Georgia State is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia State's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Indiana, Saturday, September 10th
Georgia State at Air Force, Saturday, September 10th