Ball State vs. Central Michigan - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Central Michigan Chippewas (6-4) at Ball State Cardinals (4-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Scheumann Stadium)
The Line: Ball State Cardinals -3 -- Over/Under:
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Ball State Cardinals meet Saturday in college football action at Scheumann Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Central Michigan Chippewas have lost four of their last five road games. David Moore is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 1,143 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Moore and Quinten Dormady have combined for 16 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Kalil Pimpleton and JaCorey Sullivan have combined for 1,197 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tyrone Scott has 24 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 190 yards per contest, and Jonathan Ward leads the way with 863 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 27.1 points and 354.5 yards per game. Troy Brown leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 66 tackles, Sean Adesanya has six sacks and Da'Quaun Jamison has two interceptions.
The Ball State Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Ball State Cardinals have split their last four home games. Drew Plitt is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 2,125 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. Plitt has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Justin Hall and Riley Miller have combined for 994 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Antwan Davis has 29 receptions. The Ball State Cardinals ground game is averaging 201.2 yards per contest, and Caleb Huntley leads the way with 843 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 29.3 points and 410.1 yards per game. Jacob White leads the Ball State Cardinals with 93 tackles, Jordan Williams has 4.3 sacks and Antonio Phillips has four interceptions.
The Chippewas are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 11-24 ATS in their last 35 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Chippewas are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Ball State and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 home games. The over is 5-0 in Chippewas last 5 games overall.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-4-1 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog. The Ball State Cardinals are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a home favorite. Central Michigan heads into this game playing at a high level on both sides of the ball and has won three of the last four meetings against Ball State. The Ball State Cardinals need this game to drastically improve their bowl potential, but they've been shaky defensively and have allowed 30-plus points in four of their last seven games. Motivation is on the side of Ball State, but I still feel like we're getting the better and hotter team with the points. Hard to pass this up.