NCAAF

Ball State Cardinals vs WKU Hilltoppers

Ball State
Cardinals
2 - 1
WKU
Hilltoppers
1 - 2
September 23, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT
 | Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium

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Ball State
Cardinals
2 - 1
WKU
Hilltoppers
1 - 2
September 23, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT
 | Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
  • Betting fans will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the WKU Hilltoppers host the Ball State Cardinals at L.T. Smith Stadium in Week 4 action.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    Betting fans looking to back the visiting Ball State Cardinals in this one found them as 5-point underdogs on the Sportsbook college football point spread at Sportsbook. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

    Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 49-22 result in favor of the Hilltoppers on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    Ball State Cardinals vs WKU Hilltoppers Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Supporters of the Ball State Cardinals have seen them go 2-1 and 2-1 ATS so far this season, while the WKU Hilltoppers are at 1-2 and 0-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hilltoppers are 0-3, while the Cardinals are 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and WKU vs Ball State injuries news.

    According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 7-rated WKU Hilltoppers and the No. 78-rated Ball State Cardinals in this matchup.

    Statistical Matchup

    The game also pits WKU's No. 112-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Ball State defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 22.67 PPG. The WKU aerial game is averaging 242.67 yards per game, more than the Ball State Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 184 YPG per game.

    Defensively, the Ball State Cardinals feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 71 yards per game. WKU, meanwhile, ranks No. 99 in rushing offense at home.

    The Hilltoppers suffered a Week 3 loss against LA Tech in their last game, falling 23-22 at L.T. Smith Stadium.

    Betting Trends
    • Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Ball State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
    • Ball State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
    • Ball State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    • Western Kentucky is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
    • Western Kentucky is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    Ball State at Western Michigan, Saturday, September 30th
    WKU at UTEP, Saturday, October 7th

Odds

Saturday, September 23 Sat Sep 23


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+5
-115
+290
o53
-110
-5
-105
-350
u53
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+12.5
-110
+430
o50
-110
-12.5
-110
-525
u50
-110

Edge Finder

24.08
Total Score
44.21
207.62
Passing Yards
432.71
130.69
Rushing Yards
103.43
27:37
Time on Field
27:40
68.00
Number of Plays
74.79
4.98
Yards Per Play
7.17
24.08
Total Score
44.21
8.23
First Quarter
8.64
5.00
Second Quarter
13.57
4.62
Third Quarter
9.86
6.23
Fourth Quarter
12.14
207.62
Passing Yards
432.71
33.85
Pass Attempts
49.86
20.54
Pass Completions
34.36
1.85
Sacks
1.21
14.15
Sack Yards
8.79
10.11
Yards Per Pass
12.59
130.69
Rushing Yards
103.43
34.15
Rush Attempts
24.93
3.83
Yards Per Rush
4.15
0.54
Interceptions
0.86
1.23
Fumbles
0.93
0.38
Fumbles Lost
0.57
0.92
Total Turnovers
1.43
4.92
Penalties
6.79
40.85
Penalty Yards
54.14
27:37
Time on Field
27:40
68.00
Number of Plays
74.79
4.98
Yards Per Play
7.17
4.92
Punts
2.43
41.98
Punt Average
47.76
76.08
Return Yards
90.36

Head To Head

BALLST
Stat Type WKU
2-0
Record
0-2
1-0
ATS
0-1
0-1
O/U
0-1
29.50
Score
9.50
137.50
Rush Yds
202.50
26.50
Pass Attempts
32.00
66.04
Completion %
64.06
221.50
Passing Yds
179.00
359
Total Yds
381.5
2.00
Turnovers
3.00
BALLST
Stat Type WKU
2-0
Record
0-2
1-0
ATS
0-1
0-1
O/U
0-1
29.50
Score
9.50
137.50
Rush Yds
202.50
26.50
Pass Attempts
32.00
66.04
Completion %
64.06
221.50
Passing Yds
179.00
359
Total Yds
381.5
2.00
Turnovers
3.00
Oct 11/08 (1 of 2)
BALLST
Stat Type WKU
Away
Home
24
Score
7
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
49 o
O/U
49 u
200
Rush Yds
183
22
Pass Attempts
31
63.64
Completion %
61.29
155
Passing Yds
169
355
Total Yds
352
1
Turnovers
3
Oct 13/07 (2 of 2)
BALLST
Stat Type WKU
Home
Away
35
Score
12
ATS
O/U
75
Rush Yds
222
31
Pass Attempts
33
67.74
Completion %
66.67
288
Passing Yds
189
363
Total Yds
411
3
Turnovers
3

Team Records

BALLST
Record WKU
2-1
All
1-2
2-0
Home
1-1
0-1
Away
0-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
ATS
0-3
1-1
ATS Home
0-2
1-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-1
O/U
0-3
1-0
O/U Home
0-2
0-1
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
BALLST
Record WKU
0-0
All
0-1
0-0
Home
0-1
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-1
0-0
ATS Home
0-1
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-1
0-0
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
BALLST
Record WKU
2-1
All
1-2
2-0
Home
1-1
0-1
Away
0-1
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
ATS
0-3
1-1
ATS Home
0-2
1-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-1
O/U
0-3
1-0
O/U Home
0-2
0-1
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
5:00pm Partly Cloudy
29ºC / 85ºF
58% Humidity
15% Precipitation
41% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 4
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 16, 2017TNTECH28-13W-23.5/N/A-L/N/A2282384661162393551
Sep 9, 2017UAB51-31W-14.5/54-W/O160217377336168504-2
Sep 2, 2017ILLINO21-24L+5.5/55.5-W/U171204375711452161
Nov 22, 2016MI-OH20-21L+7/54-W/U247188435623804421
Nov 16, 2016TOLEDO19-37L+20/68.5-W/U1332603931793255040
Nov 8, 2016E.MICH41-48L-1/59.5-L/O1493935421544686222
Nov 1, 2016W.MICH20-52L+17.5/64-L/O2981994971863675533
Oct 22, 2016AKRON25-35L-3.5/62-L/U2561874431773525290
Oct 15, 2016BUFF31-21W-11/51.5-L/O3562125681533064593
Oct 8, 2016CMICH21-24L+12.5/57-W/U1661743401532694222
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 16, 2017LATECH22-23L-4.5/62-L/U151226377122306428-1
Sep 9, 2017ILLINO7-20L-5/51-L/U62382441931073001
Sep 2, 2017E.KENT31-17W-38.5/67-L/U100264364253203451
Dec 20, 2016MEMPHS51-31W-6.5/78.5-W/O26233659873418491-2
Dec 3, 2016LATECH58-44W-13/78-W/O23542165655025072
Nov 26, 2016MARSHL60-6W-28/63-W/O22923346287143230-2
Nov 12, 2016NTEXAS45-7W-28.5/64-W/U214329543115117232-2
Nov 5, 2016FIU49-21W-34/65-L/O225284509101210311-1
Oct 29, 2016FLAATL52-3W-21.5/66.5-W/U26839366112577202-1
Oct 22, 2016OLDDOM59-24W-15.5/64.5-W/O246378624672633300
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