Toledo at Ball State 10/19/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Ball State Cardinals vs Toledo Rockets
Date & Time: 10/19/2019, 6:01 PM UTC
Location: Scheumann Stadium
Address: Muncie, IN
Latest Odds: TOL -1.5 O/U 59
TV Channel: ESPN+

The Toledo Rockets are set to visit Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana for a MAC clash against the Ball State Cardinals. The Toledo Rockets come into this matchup with a 4-2 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Bowling Green Falcons, 20-7. QB Mitchell Guadagni was limited through the air for the Rockets as he connected on 17 of his 20 pass attempts for 194 yards and a TD. Junior WR Danzel McKinley-Lewis was the top target for Guadagni and Toledo as he hauled in 3 catches for 71 yards.

The Toledo Rockets struggled on the defensive side of the ball as they allowed the Bowling Green Falcons to score 20 points and rack up a total of 425 yards of offense. Junior DB Samuel Womack led the way for the Toledo defense with 7 tackles while also contributing the lone interception of the game. Sophomore DL Nate Givhan was able to get into the Bowling Green backfield and pick up the lone sack of the game for the Rockets.

The Ball State Cardinals come into this matchup with a 3-3 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 29-23. QB Drew Plitt had an efficient game through the air for the Cardinals as he connected on 23 of his 32 pass attempts for 255 yards and 2 TDs. RB Caleb Huntley had a productive game on the ground for Ball State as he racked up 152 yards on 29 carries.

The Ball State Cardinals were solid on the defensive side of the ball as they held the Eastern Michigan Eagles to 23 points while forcing 4 turnovers. Senior LB Jacob White led the way for the Ball State defense with 11 tackles and 1 TFL. The secondary had an extremely productive game for the Cardinals as Ray Wilborn, Bryce Cosby, and Antonio Phillips all contributed interceptions. Junior LB Christian Albright was able to contribute 5 tackles and a sack for the unit.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
  • Under is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 games in October.
  • Cardinals are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 home games.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in Cardinals last 6 vs. a team with a winning record.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Toledo Rockets -1.5

The road team has dominated the number when the Toledo Rockets and Ball State Cardinals meet as they have covered the spread in 9 of their last 11 meetings. The Toledo Rockets are in dire need of a win after being held to only 7 points against a below-average Bowling Green team, and they should be able to beat up on the Ball State Cardinals. Ball State has struggled to stop teams on the defensive side of the ball as they are allowing an average of 30.2 PPG, and the Rockets have a very capable QB and RB duo with Michell Guadagni and Bryant Koback. Toledo has the ability to attack opponents on the ground and through the air, and they should be able to do enough damage to pull away with a win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Toledo Rockets win and cover ATS 31-28.


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