Ball State Cardinals (3-7) at Ohio Bobcats (6-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 17, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -7 -- Over/Under:
The Ball State Cardinals travel to MAC rival the Ohio Bobcats in week 12 action.
It has been a long season for the Ball State Cardinals who were expected to go Bowling. However the Cardinals have dropped six of seven and will be staying home for the holidays. Ball State is coming off of a 54-7 defeat at Western Michigan where they struggled on both sides of the ball with the Broncos leading 30-0 at the half on the way to a 711-152 yardage edge. The Cardinals really needed a productive rushing attack to eat clock and keep the Western Michigan offense off the field but that didn’t happen with the team averaging around three yards per carry. Quarterback Riley Neal couldn’t get the Cardinals going through the air with 78 yards and a touchdown on 12-25 with Jordan Williams catching four balls for 43 yards and a score.
The Ohio Bobcats have been rebuilding the last few years and the rebuilding seems to be right on course with a 6-4 record with a pair of games remaining. The Bobcats snapped a three game slide with a 27-0 rout of visiting Kent State. The boxscore tells the story with Ohio dominating all phases with a 447-191 edge in yards while forcing a pair of turnovers. This was really the Derrius Vick show as the Ohio quarterback completed 7-13 for 73 yards and a touchdown with Jordan Reid snagging three balls for 51 yards including a 41 yard scoring strike. Vick also led the Bobcats with 107 yards on 22 carries and a trip to the end zone while AJ Ouellette totaled 74 yards with Daz’mond Patterson contributing 61 yards.
The under is 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 games following a SU loss of more than 20 points and is 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 games on fieldturf while going 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 games overall. The Bobcats are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and the under is 6-1 in Bobcats last 7 Tuesday games while the Bobcats are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game. I think this is a game the Bobcats need to look legitimate…