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

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The Ball State Cardinals (3-3) will clash with the UConn Huskies (3-4) at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.

Ball State vs. UConn Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Ball State as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Ball State has -360 odds to pick up the win, while UConn is listed at +282 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 47.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Ball State vs. UConn Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: Muncie, Indiana
  • Stadium: Scheumann Stadium

Betting Preview

Ball State

On offense, Ball State ranks 61st in the FBS with 415.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 102nd in total defense (416.8 yards allowed per contest). Ball State is averaging 25.8 points per game offensively this year (90th in the FBS), and is surrendering 30.7 points per game (98th) on the defensive side of the ball. Ball State is totaling 273.3 passing yards per game offensively this season (34th in the FBS), and is allowing 227.2 passing yards per game (65th) on the other side of the ball. With 189.7 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS, Ball State has been forced to rely on their 83rd-ranked running game (142.0 rushing yards per contest) to keep them in games. Ball State is averaging a 34.4% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 101st in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 54th, allowing a 36.1% third-down percentage. Ball State has forced 10 total turnovers (36th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 10 times (89th in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 100th-ranked in college football.


UConn has not been getting things done on offense, ranking ninth-worst with 285.3 total yards per game. It has been more productive defensively, giving up 400.3 total yards per contest (91st-ranked). UConn ranks 11th-worst in points per game (17.7), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 92nd in the FBS with 29.7 points ceded per contest. UConn’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 99.4 passing yards per game. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 251.9 passing yards per contest (93rd-ranked). UConn ranks 39th in the FBS with 185.9 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 78th with 148.4 rushing yards given up per contest on the defensive side of the ball. UConn ranks 56th in third-down conversion rate (41.2%) on offense, but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with a 44.2% third-down percentage allowed. After forcing 10 turnovers (36th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 11 times (99th in the FBS) this season, UConn has the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -1.

Ball State vs. UConn Betting Analysis

Ball State Betting Insights

Ball State is 3-3-0 against the spread this season. Ball State is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites. This season, Ball State games have hit the over three times. The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Cardinals have played as a moneyline favorite of -360 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Huskies Betting Insights

UConn has covered the spread five times this season (5-2-0). UConn has an ATS record of 3-2 when playing as at least 9.5-point underdogs. This season, UConn games have hit the over twice. This season, the Huskies have been the underdog four times and won one of those games. The Huskies have a record of 0-0 in games where oddsmakers have them as underdogs of at least +282 on the moneyline.

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Ball State vs. UConn Against The Spread & Betting Records

Ball State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.9 54.2 65.7
Implied Total AVG 37.0 32.3 41.7
ATS Record 3-3-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Over/Under Record 3-3-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 1-1 1-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.2 50.8 53.3
Implied Total AVG 39.1 36.7 41.0
ATS Record 5-2-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-4-1 1-2-0 1-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-3 1-1 0-2

Players to Watch

Ball State

  • With 1.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL and 27 tackles in six games, Cole Pearce has been an important contributor to the Cardinals’ defense in 2022.
  • Jaquan Amos has played six games, recording one interception to go along with 31 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended for the Cardinals.
  • Malcolm Lee has helped spur the Cardinals’ defense with 27 tackles in six games.
  • An important part of the Cardinals’ defensive unit, Jordan Riley-Scott has 26 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in six games.


  • Jackson Mitchell has been wreaking havoc on defense, amassing 48 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks for the Huskies.
  • On defense, Brandon Bouyer-Randle has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 35 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in seven games.
  • Ian Swenson has 0.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL, 34 tackles, and one interception in seven games.
  • With 33 tackles in seven games, Malik Dixon has been doing his part on defense for the Huskies.

Ball State vs. UConn Predictions and Pick

Ball State vs. UConn betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Huskies (+9.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (47.5)

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How to Bet on Ball State vs. UConn

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Our prediction to win this contest is UConn, and we predict that UConn will cover the spread (Ball State -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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