Free Week 8 Prediction: Rockets vs. Cardinals Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(4-2) Toledo Rockets vs. Ball State Cardinals (3-3)
Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Time: 2:00 pm EST
Venue: Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Ball State -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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Toledo is in full bounce back mode on Saturday as they head into Ball State to take on the Cardinals.
Ball State sits 2-0 in conference play, while Toledo cannot afford another slip up sitting at just 1-1 with a compliment of teams looking like they’ll be in contention in the MAC West.
Toledo suffered what may be their worst loss in quite some time.
The Rockets went into Bowling Green as 27 points favorites and lost outright in a game where they simply were dominated from start to finish. The Rockets looked to be going through the motions early and Bowling Green caught them off guard on both sides of the ball.
Now, they have to face a tough and physical Ball State team here.
The key for the Rockets will be to find that offensive consistency early on. They had no rhythm against Bowling Green, which is odd for an offense that is putting up nearly 30 points per game.
QB Mitchell Guadagni went out with an injury in last Saturday’s loss to BG and remains questionable. His status is certainly a huge key for Toledo as he is the motor to this offense.
Should he not be able to go, look for them to lean on that run game even more, that is averaging 243 yards per game on the ground.
Ball State Cardinals
Ball State has started MAC play off 2-0 thanks to two close wins.
It started with a 27-20 win over NIU and was followed up with a 29-223 win over EMU. Both of those games came on the road, which is never an easy task no matter where you go.
Now, they return home for a crucial MAC West showdown and look to right the ship against Toledo. They were blown out last season on the road 41-13 and have struggled in this series as a whole failing to cover in 4 of the last 5.
Ball State’s offense has a lot of things clicking for them right now, but it’s the defense that has shown up recently. They’ve struggled for most of the season as they sit number 80 in the nation in total defense.
However, they came up with some clutch stops late in both wins against NIU and EMU. They’ll need the same intensity and maybe even more here against a much better offense.
The Cardinals are just 9-20 ATS in their last 29 conference games, but 2-0 ATS thus far in 2019.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Rockets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Cardinals are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 home games.
- Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Cardinals are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
The status of QB Mitchell Guadagni is obviously huge for Toledo.
All signs are pointing to him starting here and the Rockets should come out with some fire underneath them after getting embarrassed last week .
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Toledo +1.5
Grab the visitors who restore order and come away with a huge road win .
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Toledo 41- Ball State 24
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