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Bulls visit Ball State Cardinals in Week 12 College Football Betting Clash

Scheumann Stadium will feature the Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 12 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Ball State Cardinals sat as 18-point underdog, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 36-12 win for the Bulls early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, 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.

Buffalo Bulls vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Ball State Cardinals are 2-8 overall and 3-7 ATS against the spread, while the Bulls are 4-6 and 8-2 ATS. As for the totals, Ball State is 7-3 on the OU, and Buffalo is 4-6 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ball State vs Buffalo injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 143 (Ball State Cardinals) and the No. 65 (Buffalo Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ball State's No. 120-ranked offense, averaging 18.4 PPG, against a Buffalo defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 25 PPG. The Ball State aerial game is averaging 188.5 yards per game, less than the Buffalo Bulls secondary allows through the air, 203.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Buffalo Bulls own the league's No. 61-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 173.6 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 74 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tyree Jackson led the way last time out for the Bulls, connecting for 406 passing yards and a 38-28 victory over the Falcons at UB Stadium.

Ball State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Huskies as NIU blasted them 63-17 in Week 11 action.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ball State's last 7 games
  • Ball State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Ohio, Friday, November 24th
Ball State home to Miami-OH, Tuesday, November 21st