Ball State at Miami-OH - 11/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (4-7) at Miami-OH RedHawks (5-6)
College Football: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Fred C Yager Stadium)
The Line: Miami-OH RedHawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ball State Cardinals and Miami (OH) RedHawks meet Tuesday night in MAC college football action at Yager Stadium on ESPN3.
The Ball State Cardinals look to end their season on a high note and snap a four-game losing streak. Three of the Ball State Cardinals four victories this season have come on the road. Riley Neal is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,353 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Neal has one or less touchdown pass in four of his last six games. KeVonn Mabon and Damon Hazelton Jr. have combined for 1,340 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Corey Lacanaria has 29 receptions. The Ball State Cardinals ground game is averaging 217.5 yards per contest, and James Gilbert leads the way with 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 30.9 points and 47.28 yards per game. Sean Wiggins leads the Ball State Cardinals with 101 tackles, Anthony Winbush has six sacks and Marc Walton has three interceptions.
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks look to win their sixth straight game to become bowl eligible. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have not a clinched a bowl appearance since the 2010 CFB season. Gus Ragland is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 894 yards, 12 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Ragland has six touchdown passes in his last two games. James Gardner and Jared Murphy have combined for 1,056 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Rokeem Williams has 16 receptions. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 140 yards per contest, and Alonzo Smith leads the way with 605 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 24.7 points and 347.5 yards per game. Junior McMullen leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with 76 tackles, JT Jones has 6.5 sacks and De'Andre Montgomery has four interceptions.
The Cardinals are 51-22 ATS in their last 73 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redhawks are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Ball State Cardinals have played their best football on the road, but I'm not sure that matters with the Miami-OH RedHawks here. Miami OH has been one of the hotter teams in the country with five wins out of nowhere and now have a chance to go bowling on senior night. It's hard to bet against the momentum of the RedHawks, and I'm not going to do that. Give me the RedHawks and I'll buy down the half point to avoid the hook.