Florida Atlantic at Ball State Free Pick 9/14/19


The Florida Atlantic Owls (-2.5) are set to face off against the Ball State Cardinals at Scheumann Stadium. This Saturday afternoon game is scheduled to get underway at 2:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to ESPN+.

Florida Atlantic vs. Ball State Betting Odds 9/14/2019

The spread for this matchup is placed at 2.5 points in favor of Florida Atlantic. The Owls are currently getting -140 moneyline odds while the Cardinals are +120. The over/under has been set at 65 points. If one side can get out in front early, it’ll likely create a worthwhile live betting scenario.

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This game’s line opened at 3, while the O/U hasn’t moved after it was set initially at 65.

The Owls are 0-2 straight up (SU) while the Cardinals are 1-1 SU. The Owls are 1-1 against the spread (ATS) and have lost 1.0 unit so far. The team has posted an Over-Under record of 1-1.

The Cardinals are down 1.0 unit this season. The team is 1-1 ATS and also has an O/U record of 1-1.

The Owls came up short to UCF 48-14 in a thumping where their defense allowed the Knights to eat up the clock by running for 312 yards on 47 rush attempts, including five rush TDs. On the offensive side of the ball, Chris Robison completed just 18 passes on 40 attempts for 177 yards and one interception. Larry McCammon III (48 yards on 18 rush attempts, one TD) and the signal-caller Robison (-20 yards on 10 carries) spearheaded the running attack. John Raine (five receptions, 47 yards) and Harrison Bryant (four catches, 51 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.

Ball State is coming off of a 57-29 win over Fordham. Drew Plitt completed 32-of-40 passes for 439 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Caleb Huntley (64 yards on 13 rush attempts, one TD) spearheaded the running game while Justin Hall (six receptions, 83 yards, one TD) and Riley Miller (six catches, 116 yards, two TDs) led the pass-catching corps in the win.

Florida Atlantic has run the ball on 50 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Ball State has a rush percentage of 47.5 percent. The Owls have rushed for 80 yards per game and have two touchdowns on the ground this year. The Cards are averaging 126 rushing yards per contest and have three total rush TDs.

The Owls have averaged 192 yards in the air overall and have only one passing TDs so far. The Cards have recorded a ridiculous 371 pass yards per outing and have eight total pass scores.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic appears to have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed 275 rush yards and 247 pass yards per game. Ball State has allowed 126.5 yards per game on the ground and 273.5 to opponents in the air. The Cards are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.97 to opponents, while the Owls have given up an ugly 12.37 ANY/A.

Plitt likely has the advantage over Robison in this one. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 12.22 for the season and 9.06 over his last two outings while Robison’s ANY/A is 2.39 and 3.17 over the past two outings.

Florida Atlantic Owls at Ball State Cardinals Free NCAA Betting Tip

SU Winner – Florida Atlantic, ATS Winner – Florida Atlantic, O/U – Over


Betting Trends

The Over/Under for Florida Atlantic’s previous game was set at 69. The under cashed in the team’s 48-14 defeat to UCF.

Ball State has lost one fumble this season while Florida Atlantic has not lost any.

The O/U for Ball State’s last matchup was 51. The over cashed in the 57-29 victory over Fordham.

The Owls offense has created zero pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Cardinals have put up three such plays.

The Florida Atlantic defense has allowed three pass plays of 40+ yards, while Ball State has given up two such plays.

The Florida Atlantic offense has created four rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Ball State has created one such runs.

The Owls defense has allowed six rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while the Cardinals have given up three such runs.

The Florida Atlantic defensive unit has three sacks on the year while Ball State has two.

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