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Army vs. Ball State College Football Odds, Plays and Insights

The Ball State Cardinals (1-3) will look to prove oddsmakers wrong when they play the Army Black Knights (4-0) on Saturday, October 2, 2021 as a 9-point underdog. An over/under of 47.5 is set in the contest.

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Odds for Army vs. Ball State

Odds courtesy of SI Sportsbook.

Over/Under Insights

  • Army and its opponents have gone over the current 47.5-point total in three of four games (75%) this season.
  • Ball State and its opponents have combined to score more than 47.5 points in two games this season.
  • The combined points per game average of the two teams, 56, is 8.5 points above Saturday's over/under.
  • This contest's total is 4.5 points lower than the 52 these two squads combine to give up per game in 2021.
  • The average total in Black Knights games this season is 50.0, 2.5 points more than Saturday's total of 47.5.
  • In 2021, games involving the Cardinals have averaged a total of 55.8 points, 8.3 more than the set total in this contest.
  • Army has covered the spread on two occasions this season.
  • The Black Knights have been favored by 9 points or more one time this season and have not covered the spread in any of them.
  • Army's games this year have gone over the point total in 75% of its opportunities (three times in four games with a set point total).
  • The Black Knights score 39.0 points per game, 6.0 more than the Cardinals surrender per contest (33.0).
  • When Army scores more than 33.0 points, it is 1-2 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • The Black Knights rack up 23.0 fewer yards per game (415.0) than the Cardinals allow per outing (438.0).
  • The Black Knights have one giveaway this season, while the Cardinals have two takeaways .
  • Find the latest spread and moneyline odds for Army at SISportsbook.
  • Thus far this year Ball State is winless against the spread.
  • The Cardinals have been underdogs by 9 points or more one time this season and have not covered the spread once.
  • Ball State's games this season have eclipsed the over/under one time in three opportunities (33.3%).
  • This year the Cardinals average just 2.0 fewer points per game (17.0) than the Black Knights give up (19.0).
  • The Cardinals average 40.0 more yards per game (317.8) than the Black Knights allow (277.8).
  • In games that Ball State churns out more than 277.8 yards, the team is 0-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall.
  • The Cardinals have turned the ball over seven times this season, two more turnovers than the Black Knights have forced (5).
  • Head to SISportsbook to find the latest moneyline, spread and over/under odds for this matchup.

Season Stats

ArmyStatsBall State

39.0

Avg. Points Scored

17.0

19.0

Avg. Points Allowed

33.0

415.0

Avg. Total Yards

317.8

277.8

Avg. Total Yards Allowed

438.0

1

Giveaways

7

5

Takeaways

2