Western Michigan vs. Ball State - 11/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Michigan vs. Ball State - 11/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Ball State Cardinals (4-4) at Western Michigan Broncos (5-4)

College Football: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Waldo Stadium)

The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -7.5 -- Over/Under: 63 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ball State Cardinals and the Western Michigan Broncos will meet up on the college football circuit Tuesday. 

Ball State comes in here at 4-4 on the season. The Cardinals have wins over Fordham, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan and Toledo but otherwise have fallen to Indiana, FL Atlantic, NC State and Ohio. 

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In the loss to the Bobcats, Ball State QB Drew Plitt posted 109 yards and a TD, while Walter Fletcher had 156 yards and a score rushing. Yo’Heinz Tyler had 44 yards off three receptions in that game as well. 

Over on the Western Michigan side, they’re 5-4 so far. The Broncos have fallen to Michigan State, Syracuse, Toledo and Eastern Michigan but otherwise have wins versus Monmouth, Georgia State, Central Michigan, Miami-OH and Bowling Green. 

In the win over Bowling Green, WMU quarterback Jon Wassink has 175 yards and a TD, and LeVante Bellamy had 178 yards and four rushing touchdowns. Skyy Moore added five receptions for 76 yards and a score. 

Ball State is 4-0 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. The Cardinals are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight Tuesday games. 

Meanwhile, the Broncos are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games and 3-15 ATS in their last 18 after an ATS win. Western Michigan is 0-6 ATS in their last six after a straight-up win and the over is 4-0 in their last four Tuesday games. 

Ball State was cruising along pretty well on their three-game win streak, though two of those outings were decided by a TD or less. Beyond that, the Cardinals have been scoring reasonably well this season, with at least 21 points in every game. 

As for WMU, they can light up the scoreboard as well; they’ve managed at least 24 in each of their last seven. This should be a pretty exciting and high-scoring game, but the Broncos seem like the more capable team at the moment so I’m sticking with them to eke out a cover. 

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Andrew’s Pick Western Michigan Broncos -7.5

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