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

The Central Michigan Chippewas (1-4) will face off against their MAC-rival, the Ball State Cardinals (2-3) in a matchup on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas are considerable favorites in this one, with the spread posted at 8.5 points. The over/under in this outing is 64 points.

Central Michigan vs. Ball State Predictions

Central Michigan vs. Ball State Odds

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Central Michigan vs. Ball State: Last 3 Games

  • Central Michigan has covered the spread once, and is 1-2 overall, in its past three contests.
  • Central Michigan has not hit the over in its past three contests.
  • The Chippewas average total over the last three games is 5.2 points fewer than the 64 total listed for this matchup.
  • Ball State has covered the spread twice, and is 1-2 overall, over its past three contests.
  • In its past three contests, Ball State has hit the over once.
  • The Cardinals total over the last three games is 4.5 points fewer than the 64 total given for this matchup.

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Central Michigan vs. Ball State Betting Trends

  • Central Michigan has gone 2-2-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Chippewas are winless against the spread when they are 8.5-point favorites or more (0-0-1).
  • This season, Central Michigan’s games have hit the over twice.
  • Central Michigan has been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they lost.
  • Central Michigan has not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -332 or shorter.
  • Ball State has covered the spread two times over five games with a set number.
  • Ball State is winless against the spread when it’s 8.5-point underdogs or more (0-2).
  • Games involving Ball State have hit the over on three occasions this season.
  • This season, Ball State has been the underdog four times and won one of those games.
  • Ball State has been at least a +255 moneyline underdog two times this season, but lost all of those games.

Central Michigan vs. Ball State: Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Central Michigan games have seen a combined score higher than this matchup’s 64-point total just once.
  • This season, games Ball State played finished with a combined score over 64 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 55.6 points per game, 8.4 points fewer than the over/under of 64 for this contest.
  • The 67 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 3.0 more than the 64 over/under in this contest.
  • On average, the over/under in Chippewas games is 5.6 points fewer than the over/under of 64 points in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 4.7 points more than the average over/under in Cardinals’ games this season (59.3 points).

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Central Michigan Players to Watch

  • Daniel Richardson has 1,366 passing yards (273.2 ypg) to lead Central Michigan, completing 57.1% of his passes and throwing 11 touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.
  • Lew Nichols has carried the ball 102 times for a team-high 357 yards (71.4 per game), with five touchdowns this year. He’s also tacked on 19 catches for 119 yards (23.8 per game).
  • This season Myles Bailey has piled up 111 yards (22.2 per game) on 19 carries.
  • Carlos Carriere’s 309 receiving yards (61.8 yards per game) lead the team. He has 27 receptions with one touchdown.
  • Joel Wilson has caught 25 passes for 267 yards (53.4 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
  • Jalen McGaughy’s 13 catches are good enough for 220 yards (44.0 ypg) and two touchdowns.

Ball State Players to Watch

  • John Paddock leads Ball State with 1,518 passing yards (303.6 ypg) on 150-of-232 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Carson Steele, has carried the ball 109 times for 521 yards (104.2 per game), with five touchdowns this year.
  • This season Vaughn Pemberton has rushed for 64 yards (12.8 per game) on 18 carries.
  • Jayshon Jackson’s 447 receiving yards (89.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 38 receptions with two touchdowns.
  • Yo’Heinz Tyler has recorded 277 receiving yards (55.4 yards per game) and one touchdown, reeling in 30 passes this year.
  • Tanner Koziol’s 20 grabs have yielded 225 yards (45.0 ypg) and five touchdowns.

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