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    On Saturday at 2:00 PM ET, the Northern Illinois Huskies (1-2) will visit the Ball State Cardinals (1-2).

    The Huskies are the favorites (-3.5) in their game against the Cardinals, with the over/under at 61 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Huskies are -163 and the Cardinals are +133.)

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Northern Illinois vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
    Huskies vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Huskies -3.5 -109 -112 61 -108 -113 -163 +133

    Northern Illinois Betting Insights

    • Ball State has covered the spread once in four games this year.
    • Ball State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 3.5 points or more this season (0-3).
    • In Ball State’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Northern Illinois Stats & Insights

    • Northern Illinois has the 91st-ranked offense this season (372.7 yards per game), and have been worse defensively, ranking 22nd-worst with 432.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Northern Illinois owns the 65th-ranked scoring offense this season (32.3 points per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking 25th-worst with 34.3 points allowed per game.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 16th-worst in the FBS (284.3 passing yards allowed per game), Northern Illinois has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 94th in the FBS by putting up 218.0 passing yards per game.
    • Offensively, Northern Illinois ranks 79th in the FBS with 154.7 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 76th in rushing yards allowed per contest (148.3).
    • Northern Illinois has the 29th-ranked third-down offense this season (48.6% third-down percentage), but has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst with a 53.8% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Northern Illinois owns the 24th-best turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing five turnovers (61st in the FBS) while turning it over two times (12th in the FBS).

    Northern Illinois’ Best Players

    • Rocky Lombardi has compiled 530 yards (132.5 ypg) on 39-of-60 passing with five touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
    • Antario Brown has racked up 240 yards on 47 carries while finding the end zone three times as a runner.
    • This season, Harrison Waylee has carried the ball 54 times for 215 yards (53.8 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Cole Tucker has hauled in 18 receptions for 333 yards (83.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Shemar Thornton has caught 14 passes for 156 yards (39.0 yards per game) this year.
    • Kacper Rutkiewicz has a total of 125 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in seven passes and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Michael Kennedy has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has 2.0 TFL and five tackles.
    • Daveren Rayner, Northern Illinois’ tackle leader, has 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Eric Rogers has a team-high two interceptions to go along with three tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State has covered the spread once in four games this season.
    • Ball State has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 3.5 points or more this season (0-3).
    • In Ball State’s four games with a set total, two have hit the over (50%).

    Ball State Stats & Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Ball State ranks 62nd in the FBS (422.0 total yards per game) and 80th defensively (387.0 total yards allowed per game).
    • With 23.7 points per game on offense, Ball State ranks 103rd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 101st, giving up 32.0 points per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Ball State is compiling 259.0 passing yards per game (52nd-ranked). It ranks 63rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (216.3 passing yards given up per game).
    • Ball State ranks 69th in the FBS with 163.0 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 100th with 170.7 rushing yards ceded per contest on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Ball State is posting a 40.4% third-down conversion percentage (65th-ranked). It ranks 40th in the FBS defensively (31.8% third-down rate allowed).
    • Ball State has registered six forced turnovers (41st in the FBS) and committed five turnovers (61st in the FBS) this season for a +1 turnover margin that ranks 45th in the FBS.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • John Paddock has thrown for 1,115 yards on 63.2% passing while collecting eight touchdown passes with four interceptions this season.
    • Carson Steele is his team’s leading rusher with 85 carries for 444 yards, or 111.0 per game. He’s found the end zone two times on the ground, as well.
    • Vaughn Pemberton has racked up 67 yards (on 17 attempts).
    • Jayshon Jackson leads his team with 331 receiving yards on 28 catches with two touchdowns.
    • Yo’Heinz Tyler has 23 receptions (on 38 targets) for a total of 204 yards (51.0 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Amir Abdur-Rahman’s 17 catches (on 22 targets) have netted him 183 yards (45.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Tavion Woodard has collected 1.0 sack to pace the team, while also picking up 1.0 TFL and seven tackles.
    • Jaquan Amos is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 18 tackles and 3.0 TFL.
    • Nic Jones has a team-high two interceptions to go along with two passes defended.
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