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Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies 10/05/2019 Picks and Game Analysis

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Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies 10-05-2019 Picks and Game Analysis

Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies 10/05/2019- The NIU Huskies (1-3) are barking up the Ball State Cardinals (1-3) in their home field┬ástadium. While the placement of both teams isn’t that great, it’s still a matchup worth seeing through, especially since there have been instances in the past when a team emerged from a losing rut and actually bagged the championship! So hold your horses and place your online betting choices as these two teams mix it up!

Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies 10/05/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

When: Saturday, October 05, 2019, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Huskie Stadium, Dekalb, Illinois
TV: ESPN
Stream: ESPN+

Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies 10/05/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ball State Cardinals +7.5 (-115) 55 o (-116) +190
Northern Illinois Huskies -7.5 (-105) 55 u (-106) -230
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Ball State Cardinals

The Ball State Cardinals suffered a disappointing loss in their previous game courtesy of the NC State Wolfpack, who gave them a 34-23 beating. Quarterback Drew Plitt’s performance was wanting, going at it with 35/57 and 333 passing yards but with no culminating touchdown. Caleb Huntley did better, earning 1 TD and a long run of 11 yards, with a total of 52 yards covered during 13 carries. Justin Hall caught the ball 8 times at 73 yards. The Cardinals inked 25 first-downs and ran 87 plays, gaining 417 yards total. On the defensive end, the Cardinals held their opponent to 55.9% completion percentage, giving way for a total of 389 yards with 2 takeaways. These stats indicate that the Cardinals actually have good initiative for offense, but what’s sorely lacking is their defensive capabilities. If the Cardinals are able to buff up their defense, they might just be on the road to a major comeback!

Players to watch: Drew Plitt QB 119 CMP 176 ATT 1373 YDS 67.6 CMP% 7.8 AVG 50 LNG 11 TD 4 INT; Caleb Huntley RB 62 ATT 283 YDS 4.6 AVG 22 LNG;Walter Fletcher RB 30 ATT 91 YDS 3 AVG 20 LNG; Riley Miller WR 22 REC 306 YDS 13.9 AVG 46 LNG; Antwan Davis WR 18 REC 283 YDS 15.7 AVG 40 LNG

Northern Illinois Huskies

The Huskies are banking on Jordan Nettles to lead the team in rushing yards. He didn’t score any touchdowns in the previous game despite having 10 carries for a total of 64 yards. Spencer Tears performed better as a receiver with 3 catches at 100 yards. Quarterback Ross Bowers managed to throw in 1 touchdown, with an average of 17/32 at 280 passing yards. The Huskies are deficient in rushing yards with only 84.8 on average, covering only a total of 339 rushing yards in the past 4 games. This should already give the team an idea of what they need to improve on. They’re also allowing 28.3 points per match, which means they have to bring their defensive game several notches up. The other stats are further indicative of the Huskies’ weaknesses- they give way to an average of 219.3 passing yards, and have not contested an average of 167.8 rush yards. These are problematic figures for the team, but they can always come up with different tactics to wrest a win from the visiting Cardinals.

Players to watch:Ross Bowers QB 82 CMP 138 ATT 1056 YDS 59.4 CMP% 7.7 AVG 74 LNG 4 TD 3 INT; Tre Harbison RB 54 ATT 224 YDS 4.1 AVG 17 LNG; Jordan Nettles RB 31 ATT 146 YDS 4.7 AVG 34 LNG; Spencer Tears WR 12 REC 241 YDS 20.1 AVG 74 LNG; Daniel Crawford TE 14 REC 231 YDS 16.5 AVG 45 LNG

Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Trends

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Ball State Cardinals

Ball State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Cardinals is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northern Illinois
Ball State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
Ball State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Northern Illinois

Northern Illinois Huskies

Northern Illinois is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Huskies is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ball State
Northern Illinois is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ball State
Northern Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northern Illinois’s last 5 games when playing at home against Ball State

Ball State Cardinals vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Picks

Sports betting apps are favoring the Huskies to trounce the Cardinals with a close 29.4-22.6 score prediction. The Huskies’ win will cover the spread, with the total going under.