Miami-OH vs Ball State Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Ball State Cardinals (4-7) vs Miami-OH RedHawks (9-2)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Scheumann Stadium)

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The Miami (OH) Redhawks will play the Ball State Cardinals in a MAC game on Saturday afternoon at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana. Miami has won three games in a row, while Ball State has won two in a row. Check out our Miami (OH) vs Ball State Prediction.

Miami (OH) Preview

The Miami (OH) Redhawks are 9-2 (6-1) this year after they defeated Buffalo by a score of 23-10 in their last game. Miami led 10-3 at halftime, but their lead was cut to 13-10, before they pulled away for the win. The Redhawks out gained Buffalo by a total of 326-278 and they forced two turnovers in the game. Miami’s only two losses this season have come against Miami (FL) and Toledo. The Miami offense is scoring 28.2 points per game with 181.2 passing yards per game and 162.5 rushing yards per game, while going 39.4% on third downs. Aveon Smith has thrown for 359 yards and one touchdown for the Redhawks this season. Rashad Amos has rushed for 784 yards and nine scores, while Gage Larvadain (questionable) has caught 36 passes for 625 yards and six touchdowns. The Miami defense is allowing 16.5 points against per game this season.

Ball State Preview

The Ball State Cardinals are 4-7 (3-4) this season after they defeated Kent State by a score of 34-3 last week. Ball State led 13-3 at the half, but they won the second half 21-0 for the big win. The Cardinals out gained Kent State by a total of 388-97 and they held them to only 1-12 on third down. Ball State also defeated NIU by a score of 20-17 in the previous game. The Ball State offense is averaging 18.5 points per game with 140.7 passing yards per game and 162.2 rushing yards per game, while going 39.4% on third downs. Kiael Kelly has thrown for 486 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Cardinals this season. Marquez Cooper has rushed for 907 yards and four touchdowns, while Qian Magwood has caught 38 passes for 346 yards and one score. The Ball State defense is giving up 25.1 points against per game this year. 

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Ball State Cardinals Team Facts

  • Ball State has won each of its last four home matches when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • Ball State has covered the spread in seven of its last eight games in November.
  • Ball State has won the first quarter in three of its last four home games against conference opponents.
  • Twelve of Ball State's last 13 games in November have gone UNDER the total points line.

Miami (OH) RedHawks Team Facts

  • Miami (OH) has won each of its last nine games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Miami (OH) has covered the spread in each of its last seven games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Miami (OH) has won the first half in six of its last seven games against conference opponents.
  • Four of Miami (OH)'s last five road games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.

Pick

Miami comes into this game on a three game winning streak and they have already cemented their place in the MAC Title game. Ball State has won two games in a row and three of their last four, and will be at home for this game. Miami is on their backup quarterback, but they have a decent rushing attack that has really helped them. I think this is a tough spot for Miami, as they are looking towards the MAC Championship game next week, while Ball State is looking to finish the season strong. Take Ball State with the points here. 

David’s Pick Ball State +5.5

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