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Tennessee vs. Ball State – College Football – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Tennessee Volunteers (0-0) square off against the Ball State Cardinals (0-0) on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers are undoubtedly the favorites in this one, with the line sitting at 34.5 points. The over/under is 68 in the outing.

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Tennessee vs. Ball State Betting Trends

  • Tennessee beat the spread five times in 13 games last season.
  • The Volunteers won once ATS (1-1) as a 34.5-point favorite or more last year.
  • There were 10 Tennessee games (out of 13) that hit the over last year.
  • Tennessee was the moneyline favorite five total times last season. They went 4-1 in those games.
  • Tennessee played as a moneyline favorite of -10000 or shorter in just two games last season, and it won both.
  • Ball State’s record against the spread last year was 4-8-0.
  • Last season, four of Ball State’s 12 games hit the over.
  • Last season, Ball State won two out of the seven games in which it was the underdog.
  • Ball State entered one game last season as the underdog by +2167 or more and won each of those games.

Tennessee vs. Ball State: Over/Under Trends

  • In games last season, Tennessee and its opponent combined to score more than 68 points.
  • Ball State games finished with over 68 points only two times last year.
  • Last season, the two teams combined to average 4.6 points per game fewer than the total for this matchup (68).
  • The total for this game is 68 points, 10.5 higher than the combined points allowed for these two teams last season.
  • The over/under in this game is 68 points, 5.6 higher than the average total in Volunteers games last season.
  • Games involving the Cardinals last year averaged 55.8 points per game, a 12.2-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.

Tennessee Players to Watch

  • Last season Hendon Hooker recorded 2,945 passing yards — 68.2% completion percentage (206-of-302) — with 31 touchdowns and three interceptions (226.5 yards per game). His rushing performance consisted of 166 carries for 619 yards, five touchdowns, and 47.6 rushing yards per game.
  • Jabari Small went to work last year, rushing for 792 yards on 140 carries (60.9 yards per game) and scoring nine touchdowns.
  • In the previous season, Cedric Tillman grabbed 64 passes for 1,081 yards (83.2 yards per game). He also found the end zone for 12 touchdowns.
  • Velus Jones Jr. amassed 807 yards on 62 grabs with seven touchdowns. He averaged 62.1 receiving yards per game last year.
  • JaVonta Payton grabbed 18 passes for 413 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 31.8 yards per game last year.

Ball State Players to Watch

  • Drew Plitt completed 60.3% of his passes to throw for 2,541 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. Plitt also helped on the ground, collecting two touchdowns on 10.1 yards per game.
  • Carson Steele averaged 68.5 rushing yards per game and collected six rushing touchdowns last year.
  • Last season Will Jones rushed for 24.2 yards per game. He also scored three touchdowns.
  • Jayshon Jackson collected 829 receiving yards and five touchdowns over the course of 2021.
  • Justin Hall averaged 47.2 receiving yards per game in 2021, scoring five touchdowns.
  • Yo’Heinz Tyler hauled in 49 passes on his way to 487 receiving yards and six touchdowns a season ago.

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