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Ball State went 10-2 this season, was 8-4 against the spread and hit the over 8 times. Arkansas State was 7-5 overall, 5-6-1 against the spread and hit the over seven times.
Trends show that Arkansas State is 7-3-1 against the spread in its last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games overall. Ball State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on a neutral site.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Ball State is the favorite at home in this game, as the Cardinals have odds of -7 points against Arkansas State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 63.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Ball State favored by 8 points. The spread climbed up to 9 points before falling back to 7. The over/under total for the game opened at 62 points and worked its way up to a high of 64.5 before falling back to 63.5.
Ball State is coming off a 55-14 win over Miami (Ohio) to end the regular season and go 7-1 in the MAC. The Cardinals had both of their losses come against bowl teams, as they averaged 40.1 points and 486.6 yards per game on offense, while the defense held opponents to 24.8 points per contest. Keith Wenning has thrown for 3,933 yards and 34 touchdowns with six interceptions while Willie Snead has caught 97 passes for 1,429 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jahwan Edwards has added 964 rushing yards and 13 scores.
Arkansas State is coming off a 34-31 loss at Western Kentucky to go 5-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Red Wolves averaged 29.7 points and 414.2 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense held opponents to 26.7 points per game. Adam Kennedy has thrown for 2,349 yards and 11 touchdowns this season while rushing for 514 yards and four scores. Michael Gordon has added 717 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Ball State receiver Efe Scott-Emuakpor (undisclosed) and tight end Sam Brunner (hand) are both questionable. Arkansas State has no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Ball State, as the Cardinals are getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against Arkansas State tonight.