Game: College Football Week 9: Ball State v Ohio Handicapping, Preview, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Trends, Ball State vs Ohio Picks & Ball State vs Ohio Predictions
Date: Thursday, Oct 25, 2018
Start time: 7:00 PM EST, Peden Stadium, Athens, OH
TV Channel: *
Best Ohio Bobcats Lines: -10 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 62½: – XBET
In a game from NCAA Football Week 9, we will see Ball State at Ohio.
The Ball State Cardinals’ defense is really struggling at the moment. They allowed 42 points to Eastern Michigan. Actually, the real word here is “inconsistency” because they showed that they can play on D, especially against Notre Dame when they lost by just 8 points. EMU threw for 257 yards last week which was good for 9.2 yards per play. The pass defense of Ball State couldn’t do much even against a not so good offense. The Cardinals are 100th in the nation against the run at 192.5 ypg and will now face a Bobcat team that is 33rd in the nation in running the ball.
The Ohio Bobcats won 3 of their last 4 games and their offense is a big part of their wins. They put up 49 points on Bowling Green when they offense hung up 597 total yards, including 392 on the ground. Nathan Rourke is a dual-threat quarterback who is a very good passer but he can also hurt the opposition with his legs. He has thrown for 1490 yards with 13 TDs and four INTs on the year.
Given the fact that the Cardinals can’t stop the run, I believe Ohio will keep the ball away from them and they will score on most of their drives, easily covering the spread.