Kent State vs. Ball State - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ball State Cardinals (4-6) at Kent State Golden Flashes (4-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Saturday in week 13 college football action at Dix Stadium.
The Ball State Cardinals need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Ball State Cardinals have split their last four road games. Drew Plitt is completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,393 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Plitt has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last seven games. Justin Hall and Riley Miller have combined for 1,156 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Antwan Davis has 31 receptions. The Ball State Cardinals ground game is averaging 204.2 yards per contest, and Caleb Huntley leads the way with 949 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 30.9 points and 418.6 yards per game. Jacob White leads the Ball State Cardinals with 106 tackles, Jordan Williams has 4.5 sacks and Antonio Phillips has four interceptions.
The Kent State Golden Flashes need a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Kent State Golden Flashes have won three of their last four home games. Dustin Crum is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 1,767 yards, 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. Crum has 10 touchdown passes in his last five games. Isaiah McKoy and Kavious Price have combined for 938 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Mike Carrigan has 29 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 165.6 yards per contest, and Crum leads the way with 408 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 30.9 points and 460.2 yards per game. Mandela Lawrence-Burke leads the Kent State Golden Flashes with 72 tackles, Theo Majette has four sacks and Jamal Parker has three interceptions.
The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Golden Flashes last 5 games in November. The under is 7-2-1 in Cardinals last 10 road games.
The Ball State Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a road favorite. The Kent State Golden Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog. The Ball State Cardinals are riding a three-game losing streak where they're being outscored by an average of six points. The Kent State Golden Flashes haven't won back-to-back games since November of 2013, but they did look good in their win over Buffalo and this is senior day for a roster that has 18 seniors. The winner in this game also keeps their bowl chances alive as they head into the last week of the season. With a lot still to play for, I'll take my chances with the points and the home team.