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Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals 10/26/2019 Previews, Predictions and Picks

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Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals 10-26-2019 Previews Predictions and Picks

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals 10/26/2019 – A Mid-American conference showdown happens this Saturday with the Ball State Cardinals hosting the Ohio Bobcats. Sportsbooks favor the Cardinals over the Bobcats who are on a streak. They are in first place over at the MAC West Division and need two more wins to get back to bowl contention. The Bobcats are also out to stay atop the MAC East Standings. They are currently toting a 2-1 conference record will look to break out of a three-way tie. They have to yet to win consecutive games and sports betting online is not giving them much of a chance.

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals 10/26/2019

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 2:00 PM ET
Where: Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, Indiana
TV: CBS Sports Network
Stream: ESPN+

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals 10/26/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bobcats +3 (-115) 61 o (-110) +138
Cardinals -3 (-105) 61 u (-110) -152
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Ohio Bobcats

The Ohio Bobcats could use another win and make it back-to-back against the Ball State Cardinals. Unfortunately, they will have to tread the eye of the needle and get out of a logjam in the MAC East division. Quarterback Nathan Rourke will need to push himself against the Cardinals. He has been outstanding so far but obviously cannot do it alone. The senior has 1,612 passing yards along with ten passing touchdowns this season. But as most know, offense alone cannot win games. Ohio needs to play better defense especially against a team like Ball State.

Players to watch: N. Rourke QB  114 CMP 190 ATT 1,612 YDS 60  CMP% 8.5 AVG 51 LNG 10 TD 4 INT;  O. Allison RB 79 ATT 409 YDS 5.2 AVG 72 LNG; D. Tuggle RB  76 ATT 371 YDS 4.9 AVG 36 LNG; S. Hooks WR 17 REC 352 YDS 20.7 AVG 49 LNG; I. Cox WR 19 REC 315 YDS 16.6 AVG 49 LNG

Ball State Cardinals

Lording it over the MAC West Division, the Ball State Cardinals cannot let its guard down against the Ohio Bobcats. They are on a three-game winning streak, allowing them to tote a 4-3 record. They need two more wins to get into bowl contention. One of those wins could come Saturday. Quarterback Drew Pitt will be at the helm once more. He is coming off a great game against Toledo. He had 206 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. However, he also had three interceptions, meaning Pitt needs to decide better on what to do with the football. Amechi Uzodinma II will anchor their defense which has been great for the last seven games. His presence should pose problems to Rourke when making passes for the other side. 

Players to watch: D. Pitt QB  157 CMP 239 ATT 1,868 YDS 65.7 CMP% 7.8 AVG 50  LNG 16 TD 6 INT; C. Huntley RB 146 ATT 711 YDS 4.9 AVG 45 LNG; W. Fletcher RB  58 ATT 231 YDS 4 AVG 21 LNG; R. Miller WR 30 REC 430 YDS 14.3  AVG 46 LNG; J. Hall WR 40 REC 423 YDS 10.6 AVG 50 LNG

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Numbers

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Ohio Bobcats

Ohio is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio’s last 5 games.
Bobcats are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Ohio is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Ball State.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio’s last 7 games on the road.

Ball State Cardinals

Ball State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Cardinals are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ball State’s last 6 games against Ohio.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ball State’s last 5 games at home.
Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games this season.

Ohio Bobcats vs Ball State Cardinals Betting Picks

Best USA betting picks the Ball State Cardinals to eke out a close one against the Ohio Bobcats. The Cardinals are tipped to win 33.3-33.6 over the Bobcats, covering the spread and total going over.