Ball State vs. Toledo Prediction
The Toledo Rockets are a huge favorite Wednesday night when they host the Ball State Cardinals at 7:30PM ET. Is covering the big spread in the cards for Toledo or will Ball State stay within the number?
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Glass Bowl at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rockets are a 19-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 64 points. As of Wednesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Toledo. Check out our College Football Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Ball State hammered at Ohio
The Cardinals lost their last game by a 52-14 score at Ohio to drop to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-American Conference. Riley Neal was 7-of-15 passing for 76 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury. Drew Plitt went 9-of-17 through the air for 86 yards and an interception, while he also had also scored on an 8-yard TD run. Drew Gilbert rushed nine times for 52 yards. Justin Hall caught four passes for 42 yards. Riley Miller made two receptions for 30 yards and a TD. Brandon Martin and Bryce Crosby led the defense with nine tackles apiece. The TD pass from Neal to Miller gave Ball State a 7-0 lead in the first quarter before the Bobcats scored 52 straight points.
Rockets roll at Western Michigan
Toledo dominated the second half last game at Western Michigan en route to a 51 24 victory, improving to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in MAC play. Mitchell Guadagni went 10-for-18 passing for 140 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with a shoulder injury. Eli Peters entered and went 8-of-14 for 107 yards and three TDs. Bryant Koback led the ground game with 10 carries for 99 yards and a score. Cody Thompson caught six passes for 63 yards and three touchdowns. Jon'Vea Johnson made two catches for 56, while Diontae Johnson had four catches for 49 and a score. Reggie Gilliam added a 34-yard TD catch. Richard Olekanma paced the defense with nine tackles including a tackle for a loss and half a sack.
College Football Betting Trends
The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings. The Cardinals are 6-0 ATS in their last six meetings at Toledo.
The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings at Toledo.
Neal is likely out for this game, which is a huge blow for a Ball State offense that stumbled with Plitt under center for much of the game at Ohio. In the case of Guadagni, he is questionable with a better chance to play but if he doesn't Peters has shown to be a reliable option. Toledo has playmakers all around the quarterback and should have no problem scoring a lot of points in this one. With Ball State probably struggling to put up points, I think Toledo rolls by three or more touchdowns.
PREDICTION: TOLEDO ROCKETS -19