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Scheumann Stadium is the venue where the Western Michigan Broncos (0-1) will battle the Ball State Cardinals (0-1) on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
The Broncos are the favorites (-6.5) in their matchup versus the Cardinals, with the over/under at 55.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Broncos are -250 and the Cardinals are +201.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Michigan vs. Ball State
- Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Muncie, Indiana
- Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
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Western Michigan Betting Insights
- Western Michigan compiled a 5-6-1 record against the spread last season.
- Western Michigan had an ATS record of 3-4-1 when playing as at least 6.5-point favorites last season.
- Western Michigan games went over the point total six out of 12 times last season.
Western Michigan Stats & Insights
- Western Michigan put up 4.1 more points per game (32.5) than Ball State surrendered (28.4) last year.
- Western Michigan was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall last season when the team scored over 28.4 points.
- Ball State had a 4-5 record against the spread and a 6-3 record overall in games when it allowed less than 32.5 points last season.
- Western Michigan racked up 467.7 yards per game last season, 48.3 more yards than the 419.4 Ball State allowed per contest.
- When Western Michigan churned out more than 419.4 yards last season, the team was 3-3 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
- When Ball State held its opponents to less than 467.7 yards last season, it had a 4-6 record ATS and a 6-4 record overall.
- Last season Western Michigan racked up 214.1 rushing yards per game, 37.7 more than Ball State allowed per outing (176.4).
- When Western Michigan ran for more than 176.4 yards last year, it had a 3-2 ATS record and a 5-1 overall record.
- Ball State was 4-5 against the spread and 6-3 overall when holding opponents to fewer than 214.1 rushing yards last season.
- Western Michigan turned the ball over 16 times last season, three fewer than Ball State forced turnovers (19).
Western Michigan’s Best Players
- Last season Kaleb Eleby put up 3,277 passing yards (252.1 per game), a 63.4% completion percentage, 23 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
- Sean Tyler picked up 1,150 rushing yards (88.5 per game) and nine touchdowns last year.
- La’Darius Jefferson churned out 836 yards on 185 carries (64.3 yards per game), with 10 rushing touchdowns last year.
- Skyy Moore amassed 94 receptions for 1,283 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. He was targeted 131 times, and averaged 98.7 yards per game.
- Corey Crooms tacked on 764 yards on 43 grabs with six touchdowns. He was targeted 79 times, and averaged 58.8 receiving yards per game.
- Jaylen Hall’s stat line last year: 756 receiving yards, 47 catches, three touchdowns, on 76 targets.
- Last season Ali Fayad stacked up 11.5 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 36 tackles.
- Corvin Moment went to work last year, collecting 63 tackles, 13.0 TFL, and four sacks.
- Dorian Jackson intercepted two passes last year while also totaling 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended.
Ball State Betting Insights
- Ball State went 4-9-0 ATS last season.
- Ball State covered the spread twice when an underdog by 6.5 points or more last year (in four opportunities).
- In Ball State games last year, combined scoring went over the point total four times.
Ball State Stats & Insights
- Ball State averaged 4.1 fewer points per game (24.1) than Western Michigan surrendered (28.2) last season.
- Ball State was 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 overall last season when the team put up more than 28.2 points.
- Last season Western Michigan had a 3-1 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 24.1 points.
- Ball State collected only 7.5 more yards per game (338.3) than Western Michigan gave up per outing (330.8) last season.
- Ball State was 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 overall when the team totaled over 330.8 yards last season.
- In games Western Michigan kept its opponents to fewer than 338.3 yards last year, it had a 3-1-1 record ATS and a 4-1 record overall.
- Ball State rushed for 130.7 yards per game last year, 13.8 fewer than the 144.5 Western Michigan allowed per contest.
- When Ball State ran for over 144.5 yards last season it compiled a 1-4 ATS record and a 3-2 overall record.
- When Western Michigan held its opponents to fewer than 130.7 rushing yards last season, it was 4-2 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
- Ball State had 12 giveaways last year, while Western Michigan had 13 takeaways.
Ball State’s Best Players
- Drew Plitt averaged 195.5 yards passing per game and tossed 18 touchdowns last season. In addition, he added 10.1 yards on the ground per game with two rushing touchdowns.
- Carson Steele tallied 891 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground during last year’s campaign.
- Last season Will Jones rushed for 314 yards. He also scored three total touchdowns.
- Jayshon Jackson was targeted 8.6 times per game and collected 829 receiving yards and five touchdowns over the course of 2021.
- Justin Hall averaged 47.2 receiving yards on 6.6 targets per game in 2021, scoring five touchdowns.
- Yo’Heinz Tyler grabbed 49 passes on his way to 487 receiving yards and six touchdowns a season ago.
- Last year Tavion Woodard racked up 4.5 sacks, 5.0 TFL and 24 tackles.
- Bryce Cosby had a stellar defensive performance last season with 101 tackles, 9.0 TFL, four sacks, and two interceptions.
- A year ago Jaylin Thomas collected 85 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and four passes defended as well as four interceptions.