Tennessee Volunteers vs. Ball State Cardinals Picks and Prediction – September 1

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The Tennessee Volunteers (0-0) will clash with the Ball State Cardinals (0-0) at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tennessee vs. Ball State Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 35.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Tennessee as the favorites.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 66.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Tennessee vs. Ball State Live?

  • Game Day: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SEC Network
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Stadium: Neyland Stadium

Betting Preview


  • Last year, Tennessee racked up 10.9 more points per game (39.3) than Ball State allowed (28.4).
  • The Volunteers were 5-3 against the spread and 7-1 overall in games when they recorded over 28.4 points last year.
  • Tennessee collected 55.4 more yards per game (474.8) than Ball State gave up per contest (419.4) last year.
  • The Volunteers were 4-4 against the spread and 6-2 overall when the team picked up over 419.4 yards last season.
  • Last year Tennessee averaged 217.8 rushing yards per game, 41.4 more than Ball State allowed per outing (176.4).
  • The Volunteers had a 4-3 ATS record and a 6-1 overall record when the team ran for over 176.4 yards last year.

Ball State

  • Ball State scored 24.1 points per game last season, five fewer than Tennessee surrendered (29.1).
  • When the Cardinals recorded over 29.1 points last year, they were 2-2 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • Ball State collected 338.3 yards per game last season, 83.4 fewer yards than the 421.7 Tennessee gave up per outing.
  • When the Cardinals totaled over 421.7 yards last season, the team was 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • Ball State rushed for 130.7 yards per game last year, 17.8 fewer than the 148.5 Tennessee allowed per contest.
  • When the Cardinals rushed for over 148.5 yards last year they compiled a 1-4 ATS record and a 3-2 overall record.

Tennessee vs. Ball State Betting Analysis

Tennessee Betting Insights

  • Tennessee had five wins in 13 games against the spread last year.
  • Tennessee won once ATS (1-1) when favored by 35.5 points or more last year.
  • The Volunteers won five of the six games they were the moneyline favorite last season (83.3%).
  • The Volunteers did not play a game last season with moneyline odds of or shorter.
  • Out of 13 Tennessee games last year, 10 went over the total.

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • Ball State had four wins in 13 games against the spread last season.
  • The Cardinals were underdogs in seven games last season and won two (28.6%) of those contests.
  • Last season, the Cardinals won six of their 13 games, or 46.2%, when they were the underdog by at least on the moneyline.
  • In 13 Ball State games last season, four of them hit the over.

Tennessee vs. Ball State Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 62.5 61.3 64.4
Implied Total AVG 39.8 41.1 37.8
ATS Record 5-8-0 3-5-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 10-3-0 6-2-0 4-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 4-0 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-5 0-3 1-2


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.1 55.1 57.2
Implied Total AVG 33.2 32.4 34.2
ATS Record 4-9-0 2-5-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 4-9-0 1-6-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-2 1-1 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-5 1-3 1-2

Last Season’s Leaders


  • In 13 games last year, Jeremy Banks recorded 5.5 sacks to go with seven TFL, 108 tackles, and one interception.
  • Trevon Flowers totaled one sack to go with one TFL, 62 tackles, and two interceptions in 13 games.
  • Byron Young posted 5.5 sacks to go with 10 TFL, 35 tackles, and one interception in 13 games played a season ago.
  • Aaron Beasley registered 62 tackles, three TFL, and 1.5 sacks in 13 games played.


  • Bryce Cosby hit the gridiron for 13 games, compiling four sacks to go with nine TFL, 101 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • Jaylin Thomas played in 13 games, posting four interceptions to go along with 85 tackles, six TFL, and four passes defended.
  • In 13 games, Clayton Coll compiled 89 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions.
  • A key player on defense, J.T. Wahee had two interceptions to go with 56 tackles, six TFL, and two passes defended.

Tennessee vs. Ball State Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this game is Tennessee, and we project that Ball State will cover the spread (Tennessee -35.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 66.5 points.

Tennessee vs. Ball State betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cardinals (+35.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (66.5)

How to Bet on Tennessee vs. Ball State

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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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