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Central Michigan Chippewas Visit Ball State Cardinals in Week 8 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Ball State and Central Michigan on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Ball State Cardinals pegged as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Earlier, Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 26-24 victory for the Cardinals. 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.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-5 ATS against the spread this season, while the Ball State Cardinals are 3-3 ATS. Central Michigan is 1-5-1 on the over under betting totals; Ball State is 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ball State vs Central Michigan injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 115-rated Ball State Cardinals and the No. 117-ranked Central Michigan Chippewas, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ball State Cardinals No. 111-ranked offense (21.17 PPG) against a Central Michigan Chippewas defense that ranks No. 87 at 29.57 PPG. The Ball State Cardinals passing attack has averaged 220.33 yards per game, more than the Central Michigan Chippewas give up through the air (205.29 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Central Michigan Chippewas feature the league's No. 98-rated road run defense, allowing 215.25 yards per game. Ball State, meanwhile, ranks No. 47 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Central Michigan was hammered in its last outing, as Toledo ran up a 30-10 score against them at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

In their last game, Ball State got a 129-yard performance from Caleb Huntley, but Akron prevailed 31-3.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Central Michigan at Western Michigan, Wednesday, November 1st
Ball State home to Toledo, Thursday, October 26th