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

Ball State Cardinals (4-3) vs Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3)

Game Info: Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Scheumann Stadium)

Betting Odds: Ball State Cardinals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 57 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Ball State Cardinals face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Scheumann Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021 it was Ball State that secured the 38-31 victory. 

Eastern Michigan comes into this game with a 4-3 record but they are coming off a big loss in their last game. Eastern Michigan only scored 10 points while the defense gave up 39 points against Northern Illinois. Taylor Powell completed 11 of his 23 passes for 197 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Eastern Michigan is averaging 28.5 points while their defense is giving up 32.7 points per game. In this game, Eastern Michigan needs the defense to lockdown here. 

On the other side of this matchup is Ball State who sits with a 4-3 record overall and they have won three straight games. Ball State scored 25 points including 12 points in the 4th quarter on the way to the four-point victory. Josh Paddack completed 19 of his 39 passes for 147 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. Carson Steele finished with 32 carries for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Ball State is averaging 25.7 points while their defense is giving up 29.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 89th in college football, and the offense will be a key here. 

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The Eagles are 2-7 in their last nine games overall. Ball State is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games overall. The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings played between the two teams. The road team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between Eastern Michigan and Ball State. 

This game is really a toss up, but I will take my chances with Eastern Michigan who is on the road. The Eagles offense is better by a few points, and their offense will be the difference as they keep this game close, or pull the upset outright. Back Eastern Michigan against the spread. if you are going to bet this game, bet it lightly. I also do think it's a lean to the over to cash. 

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Shane’s Pick Eastern Michigan +2.5

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