Ball State Cardinals (2-6) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (4-4)
Ball State Cardinals vs. Bowling Green Falcons 11/01/23 – Entering the 10th week of NCAAF, the Ball State Cardinals square off against the Bowling Green Falcons at the Doyt L. Perry Stadium. As both teams aim to redefine their standings, it’s a crucial match-up that promises to offer intriguing possibilities. The Cardinals are desperately searching for a win to revive their lackluster season, while the Falcons look to reach a positive win-loss ratio. With this confrontation on the horizon, make sure to catch today’s top free NCAAF analysis.
The Cardinals have shown potential, especially with their running back, Marquez Cooper, who has managed 584 rushing yards from 121 attempts, averaging an impressive 4.8 yards per rush attempt. Additionally, the wide receiver, Qian Magwood, stands out with 34 receptions and 309 receiving yards.
On the other side, the Falcons are buoyed by the performances of their running back, Terion Stewart, who boasts a solid 670 rushing yards from 110 attempts. This is further complemented by the catching prowess of wide receiver Odieu Hiliare, with 21 receptions and 226 receiving yards.
Ball State Cardinals vs. Bowling Green Falcons 11/01/23 Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Doyt L. Perry Stadium|
Layne Hatcher QB vs. Connor Bazelak QB
Layne Hatcher of the Cardinals, in his current season, reflects a promising talent with a completion rate of 64.2%. With 61 completions from 95 passing attempts accumulating 565 passing yards, Hatcher has demonstrated commendable yardage gains. His strength lies in his ability to deliver sharp passes with 5.9 yards per pass attempt. However, the 11 total sacks against him suggest areas where he needs to be cautious, particularly in handling defensive pressures.
Connor Bazelak, representing the Falcons, has been instrumental with 80 completions from 140 passing attempts, garnering 895 passing yards. With a slightly lower completion rate of 57.1% compared to Hatcher, Bazelak has however achieved a commendable 6.4 yards per pass attempt. While his prowess in long-range passes is evident, the 6 interceptions underline the need for more calculated plays under pressure.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Bowling Green Falcons -234, Total Odds: 39.5
With the Falcons being the favorites at a moneyline of -234 and the total odds leaning slightly towards an under at 39.5, the betting odds suggest a moderate scoring game with a slight advantage to the Falcons. Given the current forms of both teams, these odds offer a tantalizing choice for potential bettors. The point spread of -4.5 for the Falcons indicates that oddsmakers expect them to win by more than a field goal but less than a touchdown. Bettors should be cautious and evaluate the teams’ recent performances and tactical matchups before making a final wager.
Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been struggling recently, with the total going under in 12 of their last 15 games. They’re also 2-9 straight up in their last 11 games, indicating a difficulty in turning close games into victories. Moreover, their track record against the Falcons isn’t impressive either, being 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 confrontations.
Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Falcons show a more encouraging trend. They are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games. Even though the total has gone under in 4 of their last 6 games, the Falcons have been resilient at home, with 5 of their last 7 home games also going under.
Ball State Cardinals vs. Bowling Green Falcons 11/01/23 Betting Picks
Analyzing the given trends, performances, and the current form of both teams, it’s evident that the Falcons hold a slight edge in this encounter. They’ve demonstrated a more consistent form and will be looking to leverage their home advantage.
However, betting enthusiasts should consider the potential for an under, given the predominant trend of low-scoring games for both teams recently. With the Cardinals desperate for a win and the Falcons keen on consolidating, it promises to be a tactical showdown. For those looking to place wagers, keeping an eye on the handicapper predictions today can provide more insights.
Free Pick and Prediction: Bowling Green Falcons 23, Ball State Cardinals 17.