Ball State at Central Michigan - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Central Michigan Chippewas (1-4) vs Ball State Cardinals (2-3)

Game Info: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)

Betting Odds: Central Michigan Chippewas -7.5 -- Over/Under: 63.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Ball State Cardinals will play the Central Michigan Chippewas in a MAC Game on Saturday afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

The Ball State Cardinals are 2-3 (1-1) this season after they defeated Northern Illinois by a score of 44-38 in double overtime last week. Ball State allowed 526 total yards in this game, but was able to force two turnovers in the win. The Ball State offense is averaging 27.6 points per game with 307.6 passing yards per game and 137.8 rushing yards per game. John Paddock has thrown for 1,538 yards, 11 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the Cardinals this season. Carson Steele has rushed for 486 yards and five scores, while Jayshon Jackson has caught 38 passes for 447 yards and two touchdowns for Ball State. The Ball State defense is giving up 33.6 points per game and 432.2 yards per game.

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-4 (0-1) this season after they lost to Toledo by a score of 38-17 in Week 5. Central Michigan allowed 28 points in the second quarter and could not gain more than 285 total yards in the game. The Central Michigan offense is averaging 28 points per game with 292 passing yards per game and 123.4 rushing yards per game. Daniel Richardson has thrown for 1,376 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Chippewas this season. Lew Nichols III has rushed for 363 yards and five scores, while Carlos Carriere has caught 27 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown for Central Michigan. The CMU defense is allowing 33.4 points per game and 411.4 yards per game.

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Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 October games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games. The under is 5-2 in Ball State’s last 7 conference games. Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games. The under is 6-2 in Central Michigan’s last 8 games. The road team is 17-4 ATS in these two teams last 21 head to head meetings.

Central Michigan has not had much success this season, losing by at least 14 points in all of their losses. Ball State has won two out of their last three games and is coming off of a big conference win last week. Both of these defenses have not played well and I like the over here.

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