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    On Saturday at 2:00 PM ET, the Ball State Cardinals (1-2) will host the Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1).

    The Eagles are significant favorites (-7) in their matchup against the Cardinals, with the over/under being 58.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Eagles are -273 and the Cardinals are +222.)

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    Game Info for Georgia Southern vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
    Georgia Southern vs Ball State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Georgia Southern -7 -109 -111 58.5 -110 -110 -273 +222

    Georgia Southern Pick Insights

    • Georgia Southern has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • Georgia Southern is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
    • Georgia Southern has combined with its opponent to go over in one of two games with a set total (50%).

    Georgia Southern Stats & Insights

    • Georgia Southern is averaging 463.3 yards per game offensively this year (31st in the FBS), and are allowing 380 yards per game (91st) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Georgia Southern ranks 54th in scoring offense (32.3 points per game) and 73rd in scoring defense (23.3 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Georgia Southern sports the 73rd-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (214.3 allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th-best with 333.3 passing yards per game.
    • Georgia Southern is averaging 130 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 95th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 104th, allowing 165.7 rushing yards per game.
    • Georgia Southern owns the 57th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (36.1% third-down percentage allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best with a 56.8% third-down conversion rate.
    • With four forced turnovers (63rd in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (131st in the FBS), Georgia Southern’s -6 turnover margin is the fourth-worst in college football.

    Georgia Southern’s Best Players

    • Davis Brin has recorded 945 yards (315 ypg) on 98-of-136 passing with five touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season.
    • Jalen White has carried the ball 34 times for a team-high 184 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times as a runner.
    • OJ Arnold has collected 166 yards on 22 attempts, scoring three times. He’s grabbed five passes for 52 yards (17.3 per game), as well.
    • Derwin Burgess Jr.’s leads his squad with 275 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 22 receptions (out of 29 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Khaleb Hood has caught 20 passes for 176 yards (58.7 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Dalen Cobb has a total of 115 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 10 passes.
    • Davion Rhodes has one sack to lead the team, and also has one TFL.
    • Marques Watson-Trent is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 13 tackles and one TFL.
    • TJ Smith has a team-high one interception to go along with one pass defended.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State is winless against the spread so far this season in two games with a set total.
    • Ball State is 0-1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or greater this season.
    • Out of Ball State’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Ball State Pick Insights

    • Ball State has been sputtering offensively, ranking 19th-worst with 314.7 total yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, surrendering 334.7 total yards per contest (59th-ranked).
    • Ball State’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, allowing 32 points per game, which ranks 20th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 107th with 20.7 points per contest.
    • Ball State ranks 18th-worst in passing yards per game (169), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 85th in the FBS with 228.3 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Ball State is accumulating 145.7 rushing yards per contest (78th-ranked). It ranks 40th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (106.3 rushing yards given up per game).
    • From an offensive perspective, Ball State is generating a 41.9% third-down conversion rate (65th-ranked). It ranks 106th in the FBS on defense (45.7% third-down rate allowed).
    • With five forced turnovers (46th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (98th in the FBS) this season, Ball State ranks 75th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -1.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • Kadin Semonza leads Ball State with 357 yards on 39-of-59 passing with three touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Marquez Cooper, has carried the ball 49 times for 218 yards (72.7 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Kiael Kelly has collected 77 yards (on 16 carries).
    • Tanner Koziol has collected 18 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 150 (50 yards per game). He’s been targeted 22 times and has one touchdown.
    • Ty Robinson has six receptions (on 13 targets) for a total of 111 yards (37 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Qian Magwood has racked up 84 reciving yards (28 ypg) this season.
    • Sidney Houston Jr. has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also recording three TFL and nine tackles.
    • Ball State’s leading tackler, Keionte Newson, has 13 tackles this year.
    • Tyler Potts leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording six tackles and two passes defended.
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