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Ball State Cardinals Visit the Western Michigan Broncos in Week 10 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Ball State Cardinals on Thursday when they take on the Western Michigan Broncos at Waldo Stadium in Week 10 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Ball State Cardinals were listed as 13.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. As of Thursday afternoon, the line sits at +14.5 with a total of 62. Check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 30-21 result in favor of the Broncos on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Western Michigan bring a 5-3 record (5-3 ATS) to the Week 10 betting matchup against the 3-6 Ball State Cardinals, who are 4-5 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Western Michigan go 5-2-1 so far and the Cardinals go 3-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Michigan vs Ball State injuries news.

The game pits the Western Michigan Broncos, currently No. 56 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Ball State Cardinals, who rate No. 77 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 36 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 94 this week at 31.11 PPG. The Western Michigan aerial game is averaging 268.12 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 293.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 111-rated road run defense, allowing 239 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 94 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals grabbed a Week 9 victory over the Minutemen in their last game, winning 20-10 at Scheumann Stadium.


Corey Davis was good for 105 receiving yards in the Broncos's most recent action, helping his team to a 58-28 victory over the Eagles.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ball State's last 7 games
  • Ball State is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Ball State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 15-5 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 9 games
  • Western Michigan is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Ohio, Tuesday, November 17th
Western Michigan home to Bowling Green, Wednesday, November 11th