Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State Prediction
A pair of MAC rivals that dropped their season openers last week meet on Wednesday night in Munchie, IN when Ball State hosts Eastern Michigan at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the Cardinals now laying 9 points as home chalk and the total sitting at 61.5, what’s the best play for bettors?
117 Eastern Michigan Eagles (+9) at 118 Ball State Cardinals (-9); o/u 61.5
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Eastern Michigan Eagles Game Notes
Eastern Michigan redshirt junior QB Preston Hutchinson completed 21-of-35 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Wednesday’s 27-23 loss to Kent State. Hutchinson started a few games in 2019, but this season is his first as the full time starter at EMU. His debut for the year went as mediocre as it could have. Hutchinson was not outright bad, and he did have to deal with a relentless barrage of pressure in the pocket, but he struggled to find enough consistency in the quick game or firepower down the field to keep up in this one. He found a smidgen of both, but not enough to allow the offense to lean on anything. Hopefully for EMU, Hutchinson can pick things up next week against Ball State.
Ball State Cardinals Game Notes
Ball State redshirt senior QB Drew Plitt completed 19-of-32 passes for 309 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Wednesday’s 38-31 loss to Miami (OH). Given how violently Miami (OH)’s front destroyed Ball State’s offensive line, Plitt was more than fine in this game. He missed on a couple more passes than he should have and took six sacks, but he did still find a number of explosive plays down the field that helped keep Ball State’s offense in this one. The defense capitulated, though, and Plitt could not quite lift the offense above 31 points. Plitt threw 24 touchdowns to seven interceptions in 2019. Ball State will take on Eastern Michigan next week.
Eastern Michigan vs. Ball State Betting Prediction
The Eagles are 5-1 against the spread in their last six trips to Muncie while the road team in this series is 6-1 against the number in the last seven meetings. The Eagles are also 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall, are 21-6-1 against the spread in their last 28 games as a road underdog and are 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games as an underdog of any kind. EMU is 18-6 at the betting window in its last 24 games coming off a loss as well. On the other side, the Cardinals are 12-25 against the spread in their last 37 home games, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a losing record and are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 BETTING PREDICTION: EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES +9