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Ball State Cardinals Hosting the Massachusetts Minutemen Week 9 Odds and Betting Pick

The Massachusetts Minutemen will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Cardinals in Ball State at Scheumann Stadium on Saturday in Week 9 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Initially Ball State opened as a -4-point favorite, but has since dropped to -1 or EVEN at certain books. As of Friday afternoon the total was set at 66.5.

A 30-25 result in favor of the Minutemen is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Ball State Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Ball State Cardinals have seen them go 2-6 and 3-5 ATS so far this season, while the Massachusetts Minutemen are at 1-6 and 2-5 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Massachusetts Minutemen are 4-3, while the Ball State Cardinals are 3-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ball State vs Massachusetts injuries news.

The game pits the Ball State Cardinals, currently No. 84 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Massachusetts Minutemen, who rate No. 108 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ball State Cardinals No. 85-ranked offense (26.12 PPG) against a Massachusetts Minutemen defense that ranks No. 120 at 39.57 PPG. The Ball State Cardinals passing attack has averaged 233.12 yards per game, less than the Massachusetts Minutemen give up through the air (272.43 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Massachusetts Minutemen own the league's No. 128-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 351 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 107 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tajae Sharpe hauled in 12 passes for 159 yards against the Toledo defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 51-35 loss against the Rockets on Saturday.


The Cardinals suffered a Week 8 loss against Central Michigan in their last game, falling 23-21 at Scheumann Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Massachusetts is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Massachusetts's last 18 games
  • Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Ball State is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 6 games
  • Ball State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Massachusetts home to Akron, Saturday, November 7th
Ball State at Western Michigan, Thursday, November 5th