Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MAC opponents will do battle when the Ball State Cardinals (4-3) face the Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-3) at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Ball State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Ball State has -139 odds to pick up the win, while Eastern Michigan is listed at +112 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 58.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Muncie, Indiana
  • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium

Betting Preview

Ball State

Ball State is averaging 406.9 yards per game on offense, which ranks 64th in the FBS. Defensively, the Cardinals rank 93rd, allowing 403.4 yards per contest. Ball State is putting up 25.7 points per game on offense this year (89th in the FBS), and is surrendering 29.3 points per game (88th) on the defensive side of the ball. Ball State is compiling 255.3 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 54th in the FBS. The defense ranks 46th, allowing 213.1 passing yards per contest. Ball State has the 67th-ranked rushing offense this year (151.6 rushing yards per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking 17th-worst with 190.3 rushing yards allowed per game. Offensively, Ball State ranks 86th in the FBS with a 37.6% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 52nd in third-down percentage allowed (190.3). With 12 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) against 11 turnovers committed (89th in the FBS), Ball State (+1) has the 60th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

Eastern Michigan

In terms of total yards, Eastern Michigan ranks 92nd in the FBS (362.0 total yards per game) and 87th on the other side of the ball (394.7 total yards allowed per game). Eastern Michigan ranks 71st in points per game (28.4), but it has been less productive defensively, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 32.7 points surrendered per contest. From an offensive angle, Eastern Michigan is accumulating 221.3 passing yards per contest (87th-ranked). It ranks 59th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (223.0 passing yards given up per game). From an offensive perspective, Eastern Michigan is compiling 140.7 rushing yards per contest (79th-ranked). It ranks 98th in the FBS on defense (171.7 rushing yards surrendered per game). Eastern Michigan has been struggling on third down, ranking 14th-worst with a 46.2% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more effective offensively, regstering a 46.1% third-down rate (33rd-ranked). After forcing five turnovers (120th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 15 times (123rd in the FBS) this season, Eastern Michigan has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -10.

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Betting Analysis

Ball State Betting Insights

Ball State is 3-4-0 against the spread this season. Ball State has 1-1 ATS when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites. This season, three Ball State games have gone over the point total. The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Cardinals have played as a moneyline favorite of -139 or shorter in only two games this season, and they won both.

Eagles Betting Insights

Eastern Michigan is 2-5-0 against the spread this year. In games they have played as 2.5-point or bigger underdogs, Eastern Michigan owns an ATS record of 2-1. Games involving Eastern Michigan have hit the over on four occasions this year. The Eagles have entered the game as underdogs three times this season and won twice. The Eagles have a record of 1-0 when they’re set as an underdog of +112 or more by oddsmakers this season.

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Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Against The Spread & Betting Records

Ball State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.1 52.5 65.7
Implied Total AVG 35.9 31.5 41.7
ATS Record 3-4-0 2-2-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-4-0 2-2-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 1-1 1-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.3 58.1 56.2
Implied Total AVG 34.4 34.5 34.3
ATS Record 2-5-0 0-4-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-3-0 2-2-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-2 2-2 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-1 0-0 2-1

Players to Watch

Ball State

  • With 2.5 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL, 28 tackles, and one interception in seven games, Cole Pearce has been a significant contributor to the Cardinals’ defense in 2022.
  • As part of the Cardinals’ defensive unit, Jaquan Amos has recorded 3.0 TFL, 31 tackles, and one interception in seven games.
  • As part of the Cardinals’ defense, Clayton Coll has registered 29 tackles and 0.5 sacks in seven games.
  • The Cardinals’ defense has been aided by Malcolm Lee, who has suited up for seven games, registering 27 tackles.


  • Jose Ramirez has been doing his part on defense, delivering 25 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and seven sacks for the Eagles.
  • Chase Kline has been doing his part on defense, registering 30 tackles for the Eagles.
  • T.J. Peavy has 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 18 tackles in seven games.
  • On defense, Joseph Sparacio has piled up 22 tackles and 1.0 TFL in seven games.

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Predictions and Pick

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cardinals (-2.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (58.5)

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Our prediction to win this contest is Ball State, and we predict that Ball State will cover the spread (Ball State -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 58.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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