College Football

Week 4: Georgia Southern vs Ball State 9/24/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Ball State Cardinals (1-2) vs. Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1)
September 24, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Georgia Southern Eagles -8 / Ball State Cardinals +8; Over/Under: +62
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The Georgia Southern Eagles and Ball State Cardinals square off Saturday in week 4 college football action from Allen E. Paulson Stadium.

The Ball State Cardinals will try to add to their 31-0 win over Murray State last time out. John Paddock has thrown for 787 yards, 6 touchdowns and 3 picks on 60.6% passing while Carson Steele’s rushed for a team-high 315 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jayshon Jackson has a team-high 18 grabs for 209 receiving yards while Yo’Heinz Tyler and Amir Abdur-Rahman each have 100+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Clayton Coll has a team-high 19 total tackles while Jaquan Amos has 18 total tackles with a team-high 16 solo tackles and Ball State’s defensive unit has 3 interceptions this season.

The Georgia Southern Eagles will be out to rebound from a 35-21 loss to UAB last time out. Kyle VanTrease has thrown for 980 yards, 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 59.2% passing while Jalen White and Gerald Green have combined for 458 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns this season. Khaleb Hood and Derwin Burgess Jr. each have 200+ receiving yards while Jeremy Singleton and Sam Kenerson each have 100+ receiving yards this season. On defense, Marques-Watson-Trent has a team-high 22 total tackles while Georgia Southern’s defensive unit as a whole has 3 sacks and 3 interceptions this season.

Ball State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Sun Belt. Georgia Southern is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 games following an ATS loss.

I get the case to be made for either side here as Ball State has had issues defensively and Georgia Southern came back down to earth against UAB last time out. That being said, I really like the over here as you have two teams that can put points up against equal competition as we saw the Cardinals do against Western Michigan and Georgia Southern did hang 45 on Nebraska and really seem to be performing well with their new scheme. Give me the over in another entertaining matchup on both sides.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Over 62

Chris Ruffolo

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