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RedHawks open as underdog vs Cardinals

Miami (Ohio) RedHawksBall State Cardinals
0-11November 29, 2013, 03:33 | Scheumann Stadium9-2

The Cardinals hope to be bad hosts on Friday as the RedHawks pay a visit to Scheumann Stadium in Week 14 betting action.

They will face the 0-11 RedHawks, who own a 2-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 7-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the RedHawks are 4-7 favoring the OVER.

View Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs Ball State Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one found them as -34-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Cardinals and the No. 124-ranked RedHawks, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 37-2 result in favor of the Cardinals.

Keith Wenning's 324-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Northern Illinois earned a 48-27 win over Ball State on Wednesday at Huskie Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ball State's No. 17-ranked offense (38.73 PPG) against a RedHawks defense that ranks No. 102 at 33.91 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 323.09 yards per game, more than the RedHawks give up through the air (244.18 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the RedHawks own the league's No. 115-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 251.83 yards per game when on the road. Ball State, on the other hand, rates No. 97 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few RedHawks at Cardinals trends to consider:
Miami (Ohio) is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Miami (Ohio) is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Miami (Ohio)'s last 17 games
Miami (Ohio) is 1-7-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Ball State is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
Ball State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State's last 6 games
Ball State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home