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    On Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET, the Ball State Cardinals (2-7) will visit the Northern Illinois Huskies (4-5).

    The Huskies are expected to win by double digits (currently -10) against the Cardinals. The over/under for this matchup is 43 points.

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    Game Info for Northern Illinois vs. Ball State

    • Game Day: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: DeKalb, Illinois
    • Stadium: Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
    Northern Illinois vs Ball State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Northern Illinois -10 -110 -110 43 -110 -110 -372 +287

    Northern Illinois Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Northern Illinois has put together a 4-5-0 record against the spread.
    • Northern Illinois is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 10-point favorites.
    • Northern Illinois games with a set total have hit the over five times this season (55.6%).

    Northern Illinois Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Northern Illinois ranks 84th in the FBS with 361.6 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 27th in total defense (327.7 yards allowed per contest).
    • Northern Illinois is averaging 25 points per game on offense, which ranks them 81st in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 46th, giving up 23 points per game.
    • Northern Illinois owns the 102nd-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (201.3 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking fifth-best with only 158.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Northern Illinois is putting up 160.2 rushing yards per game on offense this season (64th in the FBS), and is surrendering 168.9 rushing yards per game (101st) on defense.
    • Northern Illinois is putting up a 38.5% third-down conversion rate on offense (74th in the FBS), and ranks 56th on the other side of the ball with a 37.1% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 12 forced turnovers (73rd in the FBS) against 12 turnovers committed (60th in the FBS), Northern Illinois (0) has the 62nd-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Northern Illinois’ Best Players

    • Rocky Lombardi has recorded 1,658 yards (184.2 ypg) on 138-of-238 passing with nine touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season.
    • Antario Brown has racked up 841 yards on 137 carries while finding the end zone seven times.
    • Gavin Williams has been handed the ball 58 times this year and racked up 287 yards (31.9 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Trayvon Rudolph’s 384 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 52 times and has registered 33 catches and two touchdowns.
    • Kacper Rutkiewicz has hauled in 20 receptions totaling 313 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Grayson Barnes’ 16 grabs have yielded 291 yards and three touchdowns.
    • George Gumbs has collected 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Jaden Dolphin, Northern Illinois’ tackle leader, has 42 tackles and one TFL this year.
    • Nate Valcarel has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 19 tackles and three passes defended to his name.

    Ball State Betting Insights

    • Ball State has a 3-4-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Ball State has a 1-1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 10 points or more this season.
    • Three of Ball State’s eight games with a set total have hit the over (37.5%).

    Ball State Pick Insights

    • Ball State has not been getting things done offensively, ranking seventh-worst with 293.7 total yards per game. It has been more effective on the other side of the ball, giving up 351.7 total yards per contest (48th-ranked).
    • Ball State has been sputtering offensively, ranking second-worst in the FBS with 16.7 points per game. It has been more productive on defense, giving up 28.4 points per contest (91st-ranked).
    • Ball State ranks eighth-worst in passing yards per game (149.6), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 68th in the FBS with 230.2 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • From an offensive standpoint, Ball State is putting up 144.1 rushing yards per contest (83rd-ranked). It ranks 34th in the FBS defensively (121.4 rushing yards given up per game).
    • With a 36.1% third-down conversion rate on offense, Ball State ranks 99th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 88th, allowing a 40.7% third-down rate.
    • Ball State owns a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, ninth-worst at -8.

    Ball State’s Best Players

    • Layne Hatcher has racked up 566 yards (62.9 ypg) while completing 65.3% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes this season.
    • Marquez Cooper has run the ball 146 times for 674 yards, with three touchdowns.
    • Kiael Kelly has taken 84 carries and totaled 433 yards with four touchdowns.
    • Qian Magwood has racked up 309 receiving yards on 34 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Ahmad Edwards has caught 20 passes and compiled 250 receiving yards (27.8 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Tanner Koziol has racked up 247 reciving yards (27.4 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Sidney Houston Jr. has 5.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has nine TFL and 42 tackles.
    • Keionte Newson, Ball State’s leading tackler, has 54 tackles, three TFL, and 1.5 sacks this year.
    • Tyler Potts leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 12 tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended.
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