Bowling Green vs Ball State Prediction NCAAF Picks 11/1

Bowling Green vs Ball State Prediction NCAAF Picks 11/1

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NCAAF Predictions: Ball State Cardinals vs. Bowling Green Falcons

An intriguing matchup is set to unfold as the Ball State Cardinals go head-to-head with the Bowling Green Falcons. 

Game Information

This game is scheduled for November 1, 2023, at 4:00 PM and will be hosted at the Doyt L. Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, OH. ESPN2 will televise the game, and the weather forecast indicates a chilly 38-degree temperature. Bowling Green is favored by 5.5 points, and the over/under is set at 40 points.

 

Ball State Cardinals

Season Overview

The Ball State Cardinals have faced challenges this season, holding a 2-6 overall record and a 1-3 conference record. Quarterback L. Hatcher has thrown for 565 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Running back M. Cooper has contributed with 584 rushing yards. However, they face a determined Bowling Green team.

Team Stats

Ball State averages 294.9 total yards per game, with 159.9 passing yards and 135.0 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 360.1 total yards per game, which is a significant factor in predicting the under.

Recent Performance

Ball State's recent games have included a win against CMU and a loss to TOL. Their inconsistency makes the under a compelling bet in this matchup against Bowling Green.

 

Bowling Green Falcons

Season Overview

The Bowling Green Falcons have had a decent season, holding a 4-4 overall record with a 2-2 conference record. Quarterback C. Bazelak has thrown for 895 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Running back T. Stewart has contributed with 670 rushing yards. Bowling Green's performances point towards a game with fewer points scored.

Team Stats

Bowling Green averages 302.3 total yards per game, with 154.1 passing yards and 148.1 rushing yards. Their defense has allowed an average of 330.5 total yards per game, suggesting a game that might not see an abundance of scoring.

Recent Performance

Bowling Green's recent games have shown moments of success, including a win against AKR and a loss to BUFF. Their consistency and solid defense align with the under of 40 points in this matchup.

 

Prediction: 

When Ball State takes on Bowling Green, the focus is likely to be on defensive battles. Both teams have shown struggles in scoring this season, and their defensive capabilities hint at a game with limited scoring opportunities.

With the under set at 40 points, this game's defensive nature is expected to result in a lower-scoring affair. Expect a game where both teams struggle to accumulate points, making the under the most attractive betting option.

Don't miss the action when the Ball State Cardinals clash with the Bowling Green Falcons on November 1, 2023, at the Doyt L. Perry Stadium. The under of 40 points is the best bet, considering the teams' offensive inconsistencies and strong defenses.

Pick: Under of 40 Points

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