Free Week 12 Prediction: Cardinals vs Bobcats Odds
Week 12 College football betting sees the Ball State Cardinals taking on the Ohio Bobcats Tuesday November 17th at Peden Stadium, Athens, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Ball State Cardinals (3-7) vs. Ohio University Bobcats (6-4)
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Peden Stadium, Athens, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio -8.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The 2nd of two MACtion games takes place down in Athens, Ohio when the Ball State Cardinals and Ohio Bobcats get ready for a Tuesday night battle.
Ball State has been eliminated from post season contention as they have just 3 wins on what has been a disappointing season. They’ll try to finish out strong and the send the Senior class out with at least a bit of momentum as they look to grab 2 wins down the final stretch.
On the other side of things, Ohio University clinched their position in a post season bowl with their 6th win coming last week at home against Kent State.
Sitting in 2nd last in the MAC West, the Cardinals look to finish off the season with just some momentum to carry into next year as they really have poised as no threat to the rest of the conference here in 2015.
After starting the season at 2-1, the wheels came off the Cardinals season in a crashing manner. They have dropped 6 of 7 and that includes a 5 game losing streak. Their lone win in that span came against a weak Umass team in what was a sloppy game itself.
Last week the Cardinals were literally ran out of the stadium as they fell to Western Michigan 54-7.
The problem all season long has been the ability to cancel out their defensive problems with scoring. Ball State is scoring just 23.6 points for while conceding 33.4 against.
They bring in the nation’s 82nd ranked offense as they average 377.4 yards per game.
The road has also been a struggle for them as they are just 1-4 SU away from Indiana and are conceding even worse as they allow 42.0 points per road game.
It took them 4 weeks after grabbing their 5th win of the season, but the Bobcats finally locked themselves in for a postseason bowl game.
Ohio finished off their 6th win in a routing fashion as they dropped Kent State 27-0 at home last week. With the win, the Bobcats improved to 6-4 on the season and are now 6-4 ATS.
Playing in Athens has been the main recipe for success for OU this season. The Bobcats come in at 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS with wins coming against Marshall, Southeast Louisiana, Miami, and now Kent. Their lone loss came against a tough WMU team.
The Bobcats have leaned heavily on their defense at times this season as they concede just 24.6 points per game and that number gets even better in Athens, where they allow only 15.2 points against.
Overall, their defense allows 373.4 yards against per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cardinals are 46-20 ATS in their last 66 road games.
- Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November.
- Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.
- Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
- Bobcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Prediction
Ohio is now playing to solidify themselves into a better bowl game. They should be able to control the tempo and clock in this one as Ball State really has nothing threatening offensively.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio ATS
With the way this Bobcats team plays at home, they should be able to cover the number here and grab their 7th win on Tuesday.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Ohio 31- Ball State 7
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