11/11/08 College Football Free Pick: Ball State at Miami Ohio Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Tuesday, 11 November 2008 08:18

There’s a clash of MAC teams that will square off in Ohio tonight when the No. 16 Ball State Cardinals take on the Miami of Ohio Redbirds. Let's take a look at the odds, over under totals, public betting information and hand out a prediction.

Bet Ball State at Miami Ohio

Kickoff: 7:05 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Ball State as a 19.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: 54

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 82% of bettors favor Ball State –19.5 over Miami Ohio.

Top Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1992

MIAMI OHIO is 3-3 against the spread versus BALL ST since 1992

MIAMI OHIO is 7-5 straight up against BALL ST since 1992

2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

MIAMI OHIO is 1-1 against the spread versus BALL ST over the last 3 seasons 

MIAMI OHIO is 1-1 straight up against BALL ST over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at MIAMI OHIO since 1992

BALL ST is 2-0 against the spread versus MIAMI OHIO since 1992

BALL ST is 3-2 straight up against MIAMI OHIO since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at MIAMI OHIO over the last 3 seasons.

BALL ST is 1-0 against the spread versus MIAMI OHIO over the last 3 seasons 

BALL ST is 1-0 straight up against MIAMI OHIO over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

Key Player Injuries

BALL ST

(!) [WR] Dante Love is out for the season. - Neck - 09/22/08

[DE] Justin Woodard is out for the season - Leg - 10/21/08

MIAMI OHIO

[DL] D.J. Svabik missed last game %27?%27 - Ankle - 11/04/08

[DL] D.J. Svabik missed last game %27?%27 - Ankle - 11/04/08

[RB] Jamel Miller has left the team - None - 09/28/08

[RB] Jamel Miller has left the team - None - 09/28/08

[FS] Jordan Gafford is out for the season - Shin - 10/22/08

[FS] Jordan Gafford is out for the season - Shin - 10/22/08

Prediction:
Last week we predicted that Ball State would have trouble with MAC foe Northern Illinois, but the Cardinals proved us wrong when they spanked the Huskies 45-14. We won’t make the same mistake twice. The Cardinals are 6-1-1 against the spread this year and 2-0 vs. Miami of Ohio since 1992, including 1-0 over the last three seasons. Plus, the Redbirds don’t offer the same challenge as the NIU did last week, and Ball State had zero issues. While the Cardinals haven’t been as sharp on the road this year as they have been at home, we don’t think they’ll have a problem covering the 19.5-point spread, especially considering they’re still vying for a BCS bowl game. We predict Ball State over Miami of Ohio 44-10.

Bet Ball State at Miami Ohio

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Posted: 11/11/08 1:12 PM 

 

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