Free Week 8 Prediction: Chippewas vs Cardinals Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(3-4) Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ball State Cardinals (2-4)
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Ball State +2.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Ball State and Central Michigan square off in this bout featuring two teams that are trying to get on the right track. Ball State is at home and the under dog in this one which is very rare.
Ball State is also coming off three straight losses as Central Michigan is coming off one against Toledo as well. This should be a very interesting match up because the line is so close.
Central Michigan Chippewas
The biggest advantage in this game is that Central Michigan quarterback Shane Morris is an experienced passer. With over 1700 yards this year he has led the Chippewas offense to 380 yards a game on average.
This correlates to defense as well with the Chippewa offense playing well. Their is a direct correlation when the offense is not playing well the defense stays on the field for significant minutes and cannot make it up.
Even though Central Michigan is on the road I fully expect them to cover the points and win this game. There is just too much offense that looks to overwhelm the Ball State defense.
Ball State Cardinals
The Cardinals are lucky to have won two games this year because of how bad the quarterback play has been. For the first half of the season Jack Milas was the starter and he threw for 6 interceptions and no touchdowns.
We will see if his replacement Riley Neal can push the Cardinals forward as he has already thrown a couple of TD’s. Neal also can extend plays with his legs which could be a huge factor moving forward.
While Ball State is still at home, there is so many missing pieces from the team that I do not believe this will be enough. The Cardinals stadium does not pose as a real home field advantage and should be no problem for the Chippewas.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-2 in CMU last 9 games in October.
- CMU are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 conference games.
- nder is 8-0 in BALL last 8 games in October.
- Road team is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
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I believe with how good the teams have been for the Chippewas lately with the talent around it will overmatch Ball State. This means that they should win by a couple of touchdowns with no real issues.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Central Michigan -2.5.
The spread for this game actually really surprises me, because I think this is disrespecting the Chippewas team. They have not been great against really good teams but they match up well with Ball State.
I would be really surprised if we see Ball State move the ball at all against a good defensive front. They also have only scored 6 points and no touchdowns in the last 2 games which is not a good sign either.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Central Michigan 31 – Ball State 14
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