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Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos 11/05/2019 Spread, Odds and Game Analysis

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Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos 11052019 Spread, Odds and Game Analysis

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos 11/05/2019 – An exciting showdown featuring the top two offenses in the Mid-American Conference happens this Tuesday at the Waldo Stadium. The Western Michigan Broncos play host to the Ball State Cardinals with the former a slight favorite by sportsbook. Aside from home-field advantage, the Broncos are fresh from a 49-10 thrashing of Bowling Green last time out. The Cardinals are coming off a loss from Ohio but are still in first place in the MAC West. Last season, Ball State prevailed in overtime over Western Michigan, 42-41. The Broncos are looking to settle an old score.

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos 11/05/2019

When: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan
TV: ESPN2
Stream: SofaScore

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos 11/05/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cardinals +7 (-115) 63.5 o (-110) +246
Broncos -7 (-105) 63.5 u (-110) -274
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Ball State Cardinals

A win is very important for Ball State if they are to keep their lead in the MAC West. Central Michigan and Western Michigan are not far behind, meaning victory is a must. They also need two more wins to be bowl eligible. Prevailing over the Broncos would get them nearer that goal. However, work needs to be done on the defensive end. Ball State is a below-average team defensively. They are allowing the opposition to 28.6 points per game. The Cardinals are doing decently on the offensive end, averaging 33 points per game. RB Caleb Huntley is questionable due to an ankle injury. Should he be unavailable, the Ball State Cardinals need to get something more from Drew Plitt. So far this season, he has thrown for 1,977 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.

Players to watch: D. Pitt QB  168 CMP 259 ATT 1,977 YDS 64.9 CMP% 7.6 AVG 50 LNG 17  TD 6 INT; C. Huntley RB 152 ATT 723 YDS 4.8 AVG 45 LNG; W. Fletcher RB  72 ATT 387 YDS 5.4 AVG 73 LNG; R. Miller WR 32 REC 457 YDS 14.3 AVG 46 LNG; J. Hall WR 44 REC 449 YDS 10.2 AVG 50 LNG

Western Michigan Broncos

Western Michigan has the chance to win the MAC West division if they can string up consecutive wins. The Broncos are 5-0 at home in dominant fashion, probably the reason why they are tipped to win. But if they are to raise their chances to win the division title, stringing up wins on the road is also a must. A win against the Cardinals will seal their bowl eligibility which could be added motivation. On offense, they will be relying on QB Jon Wassink who leads the conference with 2,273 passing yards. As a team, they average 36 points a game. Defensively, Western Michigan has shown improvements in the past games. In the last five games, they have only allowed opponents 21.2 points per outing. When at home, they have allowed visitors only 13.7 points, meaning more woes for the Cardinals.  

Players to watch: J. Wassink QB  169 CMP 280 ATT 2,273 YDS 60.4 CMP% 8.1 AVG 60 LNG 16 TD 7 INT;  L. Bellamy RB 168 ATT 1,055 YDS 6.3 AVG 75 LNG; S. Tyler RB 52 ATT 333 YDS 6.4 AVG 61 LNG; G. Ricci TE 50 REC 551 YDS 13.8 AVG 43 LNG; S. Moore WR 32 REC 433 YDS 13.5 AVG 44 LNG

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos Betting Numbers

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Ball State Cardinals

Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ball State’s last 5 games.
Ball State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Western Michigan.
Cardinals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Western Michigan.
Ball State is 3-14 SU in their last 17 games on the road.

Western Michigan Broncos

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Broncos last 5 games against Ball State.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan’s last 5 games at home.
Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Ball State.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Michigan’s last 7 games this season.

Ball State Cardinals vs Western Michigan Broncos Betting Picks

NCAAF best bets pick the Western Michigan Broncos as slight favorites to win over the Ball State Cardinals. The Broncos are predicted to win with a score of 33.7-32.5 covering the spread and total going over.