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At 12:00 PM ET on Saturday, the Ball State Cardinals (4-7) are at home against the Miami (OH) RedHawks (9-2).
The RedHawks are the favorites (-6.5) in their game against the Cardinals, with the over/under at 36 points. (On the moneyline, the RedHawks are -250 and the Cardinals are +203.)
Game Info for Miami (OH) vs. Ball State
- Game Day: Saturday, November 25, 2023
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: Muncie, Indiana
- Stadium: Scheumann Stadium
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Miami (OH) Pick Insights
- Miami (OH) has posted a 8-2-0 record against the spread this season.
- When it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, Miami (OH) is 6-0 against the spread.
- Miami (OH) games have gone over the point total on four of 10 occasions (40%).
Miami (OH) Stats & Insights
- Miami (OH) ranks 97th in total offense this year (343.6 yards per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 343.6 yards allowed per game.
- Miami (OH) owns the 64th-ranked offense this season (28.2 points per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking eighth-best with just 16.5 points allowed per game.
- Miami (OH) has been a bottom-25 pass offense this season, ranking 22nd-worst with 181.2 passing yards per game. The Ddfensive unit is ranked 30th in the FBS (200 passing yards allowed per game).
- Miami (OH) ranks 62nd in run offense (162.5 rushing yards per game) and 30th in run defense (118.5 rushing yards allowed per game) this season.
- Miami (OH) ranks 72nd in third-down conversion rate this year (38.3%), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with a 31.6% third-down percentage allowed.
- Miami (OH) ranks 64th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 11 turnovers (113th in the FBS) while committing 11 (21st in the FBS).
Miami (OH)’s Best Players
- Brett Gabbert has thrown for 1,634 yards (148.5 ypg) to lead Miami (OH), completing 59% of his passes and collecting 14 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 140 rushing yards on 49 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Rashad Amos, has carried the ball 148 times for 776 yards (70.5 per game), scoring nine times.
- This season, Kenny Tracy has carried the ball 44 times for 248 yards (22.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
- Gage Larvadain’s 642 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 58 times and has collected 37 catches and seven touchdowns.
- Joe Wilkins has hauled in 24 receptions totaling 332 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
- Cade McDonald has been the target of 30 passes and compiled 21 grabs for 281 yards, an average of 25.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
- Caiden Woullard has nine sacks to pace the team, and also has eight TFL and 31 tackles.
- Matthew Salopek, Miami (OH)’s leading tackler, has 88 tackles, six TFL, three sacks, and one interception this year.
- Yahsyn McKee leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 36 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.
Ball State Betting Insights
- So far this year, Ball State has compiled a 5-4-1 record against the spread.
- Ball State is 2-1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this season.
- Ball State games have gone over the point total in three out of 10 opportunities (30%).
Ball State Pick Insights
- Ball State’s offense has been bottom-25 in total offense this season, posting 302.9 total yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 26th with 325.2 total yards allowed per contest.
- Ball State ranks 11th-worst in points per game (18.5), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 61st in the FBS with 25.1 points surrendered per contest.
- Ball State’s passing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, registering 140.8 passing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 36th with 207.4 passing yards allowed per contest.
- Ball State is generating 162.1 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (65th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 117.8 rushing yards per game (28th-ranked) on defense.
- In terms of third-down efficiency, Ball State ranks 67th in the FBS (39.4% third-down conversion rate) and 52nd on defense (37.1% third-down rate allowed).
- With nine forced turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and 14 turnovers committed (50th in the FBS) this season, Ball State ranks 107th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -5.
Ball State’s Best Players
- Layne Hatcher has thrown for 583 yards on 66.3% passing while collecting four touchdown passes with zero interceptions this season.
- Marquez Cooper has run for 907 yards on 196 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground.
- Kiael Kelly has been given 114 carries and totaled 587 yards with seven touchdowns.
- Qian Magwood has registered 38 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 346 (31.5 yards per game). He’s been targeted 59 times and has one touchdown.
- Ahmad Edwards has racked up 332 receiving yards (30.2 yards per game) and one touchdown on 27 receptions.
- Tanner Koziol has racked up 277 reciving yards (25.2 ypg) and three touchdowns this season.
- Sidney Houston Jr. has collected eight sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 11 TFL and 47 tackles.
- Keionte Newson, Ball State’s top tackler, has 60 tackles, four TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
- Tyler Potts leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 13 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.