Ball State vs. WKU - 9/22/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ball State vs. WKU - 9/22/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

WKU Hilltoppers (0-3) at Ball State Cardinals (1-2)

College Football: Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Scheumann Stadium)

The Line: Ball State Cardinals -1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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Non conference college football action pits the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have not been able to get their offense and defense on the same page and the result is an 0-3 record following a 20-17 defeat at Louisville in week three.

Western Kentucky dominated total yardage 428-292 with 35+ minutes of possession. Hilltoppers quarterback Davis Shanly completed 22-33 for 240 yards with Steven Duncan throwing for 20 yards and an interception.

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D’Andre Ferby led Western Kentucky on the ground with 74 yards on 16 carries while Quin Jernighan and Lucky Jackson each caught four passes for a combined 122 yards.

A week after a near upset of Notre Dame the Ball State Cardinals were a non factor in a 38-10 defeat at Indiana as a 15 point underdog in week three. Ball State was outgained 457-347 and had virtually no passing game to turn to.

Cardinals quarterback Riley Neal was 12-24 for 115 yards and ran for 35 yards on ten totes while Drew Plitt hit on 2-4 for 28 yards and an interception.

Corey Lacanaria caught four balls for 40 yards James Gilbert was the only Cardinals runner of note with 89 yards on 16 touches with a 27 yard touchdown dash.

Western Kentucky  are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games in September and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Under is 4-0 in Ball State last 4 games on fieldturf and under is 4-0 in Ball State last 4 games overall and over is 4-0 in Ball State last 4 vs. CUSA. 

Western Kentucky has been surprisingly poor offensively while Ball State has shown ability. I’ll back the Cardinals for now but neither squad is a sure thing…

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Mark’s Pick Ball State -1

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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