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College Football Betting Preview: Ball State Cardinals vs. Bowling Green Falcons
November 1, 2023
A pair of MAC rivals will face each other on Wednesday evening when the Ball State Cardinals travel to Bowling Green, Ohio to face the Bowling Green Falcons with the game kicking off at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN 2.
The Ball State Cardinals enter this game with a record of 2-6 following a 24-17 win at home against the Central Michigan Chippewas while covering the 5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 8 of the college football season. Ball State scored 24 points while compiling a total of 344 yards offensively which included 101 passing yards and 243 rushing yards while allowing 17 points and 260 total yards defensively which included 161 passing yards and 99 rushing yards.
Kiael Kelly led the team in passing, completing 13 of 16 attempts for 101 yards while rushing for 64 yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts. Marquez Cooper led the team in rushing with 26 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for a yard. Qian Magwood led the team in receiving, catching all seven targets for 49 yards.
Bowling Green enters this game with a record of 4-4 and is on a two-game winning streak following a 41-14 win at home against the Akron Zips while covering the 7-point spread as a home favorite in week 8 of the college football season. The Falcons scored 41 points while compiling a total of 297 yards offensively which included 83 passing yards and 214 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 279 total yards defensively which included 234 passing yards and 45 rushing yards.
Connor Bazelak led the team in passing, completing 6 of 11 targets for 69 yards and a touchdown. Terion Stewart led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns. Harold Fannin Jr. led the team in receiving, catching both targets for 34 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Bowling Green Falcons listed as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday evening in week 10 of the college football season. Bowling Green has won seven of the nine games all-time and two of the last three meetings while going 5-4 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Ball State Cardinals are 3-4-1 ATS overall, 0-3-1 ATS on the road, 2-4-1 ATS as an underdog, and 2-2 ATS in conference games this season while the Bowling Green Falcons are 5-3 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, 2-0 ATS as a favorite, and 2-2 ATS in conference games on the year.
Bowling Green has dominated the series winning seven of the nine games all-time and has been the better team in the series at covering the spread going 5-4 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. The Falcons have also been the better team at covering the spread this season going 5-3 ATS overall while the Cardinals are 3-4-1 ATS overall which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Bowling Green Falcons at home in week 10 of the college football season.
Spooky Express Pick: Bowling Green Falcons -6
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