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Ball State Cardinals (3-5) vs Northern Illinois Huskies (6-2) Odds & Info

Game Ball State Cardinals (3-5) vs Northern Illinois Huskies (6-2)
Date & Time Wednesday November 5, 2014, 8:00 PM (EST)
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Latest odds
NIU -3 Total 63
TV Channel
ESPN2

The Northern Illinois Huskies have made a name for themselves in the MAC West as a team that just does not need to be messed with. The Huskies are coming off of a 28-17 win over Eastern Michigan and looking ahead to Ball State as a chance to improve their record to 7-3. The Ball State Cardinals are 3-5 on their own and 2-2 in the MAC division. The Cardinals will host the game at Scheumann Stadium as they seek to try and climb back to a .500 record.

The Huskies have crafted their identity around their ground game, even with dual threat QB Jordan Lynch gone to the pro's. Right now the Huskies are averaging 270 yards per game on the ground and only 200 through the air. Leading the way has been QB Drew Hare. Hare has already scrambled for almost 600 yards and 5 scores to go along with 1200 vertical yards and 11 scores.
Ball State's biggest issue so far this year has been their inability to get consistent quarterback play. Right now Ball State has gotten similar performance sfrom both their QB's and do not have a clear cut starter. Running back Jahwan Edwards has been their most consistent offensive weapon on the ground.

Recent Betting Trends

Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Ball State.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Ball State.
Huskies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games.

Free NCAAF Pick:

Ball State Cardinals +3

The Huskies have lived off their past few season reputation but that comes crashing down this week at Ball State. Northern Illinois has not covered ATS in MAC play while Ball State is 3-1 ATS. Home underdogs in mid week games always makes us look twice and we just think Ball State is the much better team. Final Score Prediction, Ball State wins outright as underdogs 34-29.

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