Central Michigan vs. Ball State - 10/13/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ball State Cardinals (2-4) at Central Michigan Chippewas (1-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -1 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
MAC college football pits the Central Michigan Chippewas against the Ball State Cardinals.
The Ball State Cardinals are in danger of losing their season after a 24-16 loss to visiting Northern Illinois left the team at 2-4. Ball State didn’t get their offense going although they held a slight 391-370 edge in yardage but watched the Huskies roll up 227 rushing yards.
Cardinals quarterback Riley Neal completed 32-56 for 260 yards but no touchdowns while rushing for 16 yards on nine totes.
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James Gilbert was the only Ball State runner of significance with 79 yards on 19 carries and a three yard touchdown while Riley Miller and Justin Hall caught 12 passes between them for a combined 124 yards.
The Central Michigan Chippewas have struggled on both sides of the football in 2018 and those struggles continued in a 34-24 defeat to Buffalo as a touchdown home dog. Central Michigan was outgained 434-340 and were mistake prone with ten penalties and four giveaways.
Chippewas quarterback Tommy Lazzaro struggled mightily as he connected on 9-23 for 117 yards and a touchdown with four interceptions while Tony Poljan hit on 5-10 for 55 yards and a TD.
Lazzaro was Central Michigan’s best runner with 102 yards on 18 carries while JaCorey Sullivan totaled four receptions for 74 yards including a scoring catch of 23 yards.
Ball State Cardinals are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in October and under is 6-1 in Ball State Cardinals last 7 games overall and over is 6-1 in Ball State Cardinals last 7 games following a ATS loss. Over is 6-1 in Central Michigan Chippewas last 7 conference games and Central Michigan
Chippewas are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and Central Michigan Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. Ball State Cardinals are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Central Michigan and road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings and underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I thought we would see a little more from both squads but I’m looking at the over to have the potential here…