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Ball State Cardinals Face the Western Michigan Broncos: Week 5 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Western Michigan Broncos will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Ball State Cardinals at Waldo Stadium in Week 5 college football betting action.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 40-24 result in favor of the Broncos early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. 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

The Western Michigan Broncos currently sport a record of 2-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-3 ATS. The Ball State Cardinals are 2-2 and 3-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Western Michigan Broncos post a 3-1 over under record this season, while the Ball State Cardinals have gone 2-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Michigan vs Ball State injuries news.

The Western Michigan Broncos sit at No. 21 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Ball State Cardinals are at No. 84 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Western Michigan Broncos No. 57-ranked offense (32.75 PPG) against a Ball State Cardinals defense that ranks No. 66 at 25.25 PPG. The Western Michigan Broncos passing attack has averaged 137.5 yards per game, less than the Ball State Cardinals give up through the air (217.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 61.5 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals suffered a Week 4 loss against WKU in their last game, falling 33-21 at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Ball State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ball State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Ball State is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Ball State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Western Michigan is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Western Michigan is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
  • Western Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ball State at Akron, Saturday, October 7th
Western Michigan at Buffalo, Saturday, October 7th