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Indiana State Hoosiers vs Ball State Cardinals 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Indiana State Hoosiers drops in neutral territory to battle the Ball State Cardinals at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,Indiana on Saturday noon. The Hoosiers enter this season hoping to snatch a spot in the Bowl of 2019; the team is 27 years out of the stage trying to get an appearance in the tournament. Indiana has a new QB and offensive coordinator to boost the Hoosiers and further develop their attacks on the pitch. The team will have 15 returning players with RB Stevie Scott who had 1137 rushing yards on 228 tries with 10 TDs at an average of 5.0 yards per carry last year, but fell to a 5-7 win/loss finish and falling under the .500 mark last season.

Indiana has DE James Head, a threat to other teams for his pass rushing ability with LB/S Marcelino Ball, also a lethal defense unit in the field. Last year, second year RB Steven Scott III performed very well and was one of the leaders in production in the Big 10 Conference rushing over 100 yards six times while finishing that mark in 4 of their 5 matches in the last season. Scott will most likely speed off with these statistics against the Cardinals. Indiana is 15-5 SU in its last 20 contests against a rival in the Mid-East Conference (MAC) and 4 out of 6 games played on a Saturday went over the totals. The Indiana Hoosiers are under the leadership of Tom Allen that is in hot water to deliver the goods this season.

Indiana State Hoosiers vs Ball State Cardinals Predictions 8/31/2019

Meanwhile, the Ball State Cardinals had only 4 out of 8 wins last season but could turn things around in the MAC Conference this year. The team fell off below .500 last year due to their weakened defenses when they allowed 380 points last season where they fell at the bottom tier. The defenses are their weakness where their opponents capitalize to beat them throughout the past year’s competition. Ball State gave up 5.1 yards per try along with 36 rushing TDs.

The Cardinals have a strong offensive arsenal with 8 starters returning with an average of 408 yards per game. Ball State has WRs Justin Hall and Riley Miller that are the best receivers in the conference. The team has nine defense starters coming back but this group gave up 450 yards and 32 points per match last year. Outside Linebackers Christian Albright and Ray Wilborn will handle the defense on their side of the pitch. Ball State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 matches against the Hoosiers and 0-5 SU in its last 5 games against a ball club in the Big 10 Conference.

Ball State Cardinals vs Indiana State Hoosiers. The NCAAF pick for this game is the Indiana State Hoosiers -17.5. Indiana QB Michael Penix will start off in this match. Its WR Jacolby Hewitt is out for the season after tearing an ACL. Indiana has a strong QB who is better with a stronger support around him. Predicted to win this ball game is the Hoosiers at a commanding score of 45-24.

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Indiana State Hoosiers vs Ball State Cardinals 8/31/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 12:00 PM EST

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date: August 31, 2019


NCAAF Odds: Indiana State Hoosiers -17.5

NCAAF Totals Odds: 60.5

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