Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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It’ll be the Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1) versus the Ball State Cardinals (1-2) in college football play at Allen E. Paulson Stadium in Statesboro, Georgia.

Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing Georgia Southern as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Georgia Southern has -343 odds to pick up the win, while Ball State is listed at +264 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 67.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Statesboro, Georgia
  • Stadium: Allen E. Paulson Stadium

Betting Preview

Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern ranks 97th in total defense this season (412.7 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking 10th-best in the FBS with 521.3 total yards per game. Georgia Southern ranks 87th in scoring defense this year (28.0 points allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS with 41.7 points per game. Georgia Southern has been making things happen on both sides of the ball in the passing game this season, ranking 13th-best in passing (326.7 passing yards per game) and 25th-best in passing defense (173.7 passing yards allowed per game). Despite having a bottom-25 run defense that ranks fifth-worst in the FBS (239.0 rushing yards allowed per game), Georgia Southern has played better on offense, ranking 47th in the FBS by totaling 194.7 rushing yards per game. Georgia Southern has the 90th-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (40.5% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been more effective on offense, ranking fourth-best with a 62.0% third-down percentage. With four forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (95th in the FBS), Georgia Southern’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

Ball State

With 422.0 total yards per game on offense, Ball State ranks 65th in the FBS in 2022. On defense, it ranks 86th, surrendering 387.0 total yards per contest. Ball State is compiling 23.7 points per contest on offense this season (101st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 32.0 points per contest (101st-ranked) on defense. In terms of passing, Ball State ranks 48th in the FBS (259.0 passing yards per game) and 68th defensively (216.3 passing yards allowed per contest). Ball State ranks 69th in the FBS with 163.0 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 96th with 170.7 rushing yards ceded per contest on defense. From an offensive standpoint, Ball State is generating a 40.4% third-down conversion percentage (64th-ranked). It ranks 42nd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (31.8% third-down rate allowed). At +1, Ball State owns the 45th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (27th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (72nd in the FBS).

Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Betting Analysis

Georgia Southern Betting Insights

Georgia Southern has gone 2-1-0 against the spread this season. Georgia Southern is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites. This season, Georgia Southern games have hit the over twice. The Eagles are playing as the moneyline favorite for the first time this season. The Eagles have not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -343 or shorter.

Cardinals Betting Insights

Ball State has gone 1-2-0 against the spread this season. Ball State has yet to cover a spread when it is at least 9.5-point underdogs (0-1). Ball State games have gone over the total twice this season. The Cardinals lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Cardinals have played as an underdog of +264 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Against The Spread & Betting Records

Georgia Southern

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.5 53.5 61.0
Implied Total AVG 41.7 46.0 39.5
ATS Record 2-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Cardinals

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.8 52.0 66.5
Implied Total AVG 39.0 33.0 51.0
ATS Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0

Players to Watch

Georgia Southern

  • Tyler Bride has helped carry the Eagles’ defense with seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception in three games.
  • As part of the Eagles’ defensive unit, Isaac Walker has compiled 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and one interception in three games.
  • As part of the Eagles’ defense, Justin Ellis has registered seven tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in three games.
  • With 11 tackles, Marques Watson-Trent has helped spur the Eagles’ defense over three games.

Cardinals

  • In three games for the Cardinals, Jaquan Amos has registered 3.0 TFL and 16 tackles.
  • Malcolm Lee has registered 14 tackles in three games for the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals’ Jordan Riley-Scott has delivered nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in three games.
  • Amechi Uzodinma II has totaled one interception to go with eight tackles and one pass defended In three games for the Cardinals.

Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Predictions and Pick

Georgia Southern vs. Ball State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cardinals (+9.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (67.5)

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How to Bet on Georgia Southern vs. Ball State

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Our prediction to win this contest is Georgia Southern, and we expect that Ball State will cover the spread (Georgia Southern -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 67.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

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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