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    At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-3) play at the Ball State Cardinals (1-6).

    The Chippewas are the favorites (-5.5) in their game versus the Cardinals, with the over/under at 41 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Chippewas are -216 and the Cardinals are +177.)

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    Game Info for Central Michigan vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Muncie, Indiana
    • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
    Central Michigan vs Ball State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Central Michigan -5.5 -111 -109 41 -109 -111 -216 +177

    Central Michigan Pick Insights

    • Central Michigan is 2-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • Central Michigan has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 5.5 points or more this season (0-3).
    • Four of Central Michigan’s seven games with a set total have hit the over (57.1%).

    Central Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Central Michigan ranks 106th in total offense (334.4 yards per game) and 102nd in total defense (402.3 yards allowed per game) this year.
    • On offense, Central Michigan ranks 104th in the FBS with 22.7 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 102nd in points allowed (402.3 points allowed per contest).
    • With 272.7 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS, Central Michigan has had to rely on their 108th-ranked passing offense (192.3 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • On offense, Central Michigan ranks 82nd in the FBS with 142.1 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 54th in rushing yards allowed per contest (129.6).
    • Central Michigan is putting up a 35.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this year (102nd in the FBS), and is giving up a 39.1% third-down percentage (74th) on defense.
    • Central Michigan has the 10th-worst turnover margin in college football at -6, forcing four turnovers (125th in the FBS) while turning it over 10 times (74th in the FBS).

    Central Michigan’s Best Players

    • Jase Bauer has been a dual threat for Central Michigan so far this season. He has 1,060 passing yards, completing 57.8% of his passes and collecting four touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 200 yards (28.6 ypg) on 60 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
    • Myles Bailey has carried the ball 86 times for a team-high 358 yards on the ground and has found the end zone three times as a runner.
    • Jesse Prewitt III’s 356 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 30 times and has collected 24 catches and three touchdowns.
    • Chris Parker has hauled in 16 passes while averaging 37.9 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Tyson Davis’ 14 grabs have yielded 186 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Jacques Bristol has collected 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Central Michigan’s top-tackler, Kyle Moretti, has 31 tackles, four TFL, and two sacks this year.
    • Daraun McKinney has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has four tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State is 1-4-1 against the spread this season.
    • Ball State has a 1-2-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • Ball State hase hit the over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).

    Ball State Pick Insights

    • Ball State has been struggling offensively, ranking sixth-worst with 288 total yards per game. It has been more productive on defense, surrendering 374.9 total yards per contest (69th-ranked).
    • Ball State has not been getting things done on offense, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 15 points per game. It has been more effective on defense, surrendering 30.7 points per contest (103rd-ranked).
    • Ball State ranks 16th-worst in passing yards per game (168.4), but it has been better defensively, ranking 99th in the FBS with 247.7 passing yards ceded per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Ball State is posting 119.6 rushing yards per contest (107th-ranked). It ranks 49th in the FBS defensively (127.1 rushing yards surrendered per game).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, this season has been hard for Ball State on both offense and defense, as it is averaging a 32.3% third-down conversion rate (19th-worst) and surrendering a 44.6% conversion rate (23rd-worst).
    • Ball State has forced six turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 12 times, resulting in a -6 turnover margin that is 10th-worst in the FBS.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • Layne Hatcher has thrown for 566 yards on 65.3% passing while collecting four touchdown passes with zero interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Marquez Cooper, has carried the ball 95 times for 422 yards (60.3 per game) with one touchdown. He’s also caught 13 passes for 129 yards.
    • Kiael Kelly has racked up 279 yards on 50 carries.
    • Qian Magwood’s 260 receiving yards (37.1 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 27 receptions on 39 targets with one touchdown.
    • Tanner Koziol has recorded 217 receiving yards (31 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 27 receptions.
    • Ahmad Edwards has racked up 212 reciving yards (30.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Sidney Houston Jr. has collected 3.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up three TFL and 33 tackles.
    • Ball State’s tackle leader, Cole Pearce, has 36 tackles, five TFL, and three sacks this year.
    • Tyler Potts has a team-high two interceptions to go along with nine tackles and two passes defended.
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