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Indiana vs. Ball State - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ball State Cardinals (1-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (1-0)
Date & Time Saturday September 10, 2016, 4:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -17.5 -- Over/Under: 64.5
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CFB | Ball State Cardinals (1-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (1-0)

The Ball State Cardinals and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

The Ball State Cardinals look for another strong road win after beating the Georgia State Panthers. Riley Neal is completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 130 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Neal has three touchdown passes in his last three games. KeVonn Mabon and Corey Lacanaria have combined for 110 receiving yards on 12 receptions while Jordan Hogue has one reception. The Ball State Cardinals ground game is averaging 325 yards per contest, and James Gilbert leads the way with 160 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ball State is allowing 21 points and 272 yards per game. Zack Ryan leads the Cardinals with nine tackles, Kevin Thurmon has one sack and Corey Hall has one interception.

The Indiana Hoosiers look for another victory after beating up on the FIU Panthers opening week. Richard Lagow is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 240 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Lagow now has 27 career pass attempts. Nick Westbrook and Mike Majette have combined for 124 receiving yards on eight receptions while Luke Timian has two receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 246 yards per contest, and Devine Redding leads the way with 135 yards on 22 carries. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 13 points and 331 yards per game. Jonathan Crawford leads the Hoosiers with six tackles, Nile Sykes has one sack and Rashard Fant has one interception.

The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten and 47-21 ATS in their last 68 road games. The Hoosiers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Indiana.

Winning back-to-back road games won't be easy for Ball State and Indiana showed improved defense against an FIU team that's flying under the radar a bit. This is a game that the Hoosiers should be able to open up and win by a nice margin. The Cards are outmatched here.

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Indiana Hoosiers -17.5

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