Central Michigan vs Ball State Football Odds

The Chippewas will play the Cardinals on Saturday, October 21st, 2023. The matchup takes place at Scheumann Stadium. Watch this exciting Week 8 matchup at 3:30 pm EDT. Check local listings for coverage on ESPN+.

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Key Matchup Stats

It's now the back half of the 2023 college football season, as we begin looking towards the annual bowl games and college football playoffs. Week 8 action features a matchup between Central Michigan and Ball State, kicking off at Scheumann Stadium on Saturday, October 21st, 2023. Have a look at the following season performance stats to better handicap this game.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - Central Michigan has a 98.00 conference power ranking for the 2023 season. The conference power ranking for Ball State is 95.67.
  • Away Central Michigan - As Week 8 looms, Central Michigan currently has a 1-3 record as an away team for the 2023 regular season. This ranks them 2nd in the MAC Conference for away team wins. Remember that a team's overall record and schedule strength will affect whether or not they make a bowl game or the playoffs.
  • Home Ball State - Ball State has a 1-2 record as a home team as they approach Week 8. They currently rank 4th in the MAC Conference for home team wins. Continue monitoring their performance to see if they have a shot at a postseason bowl game or playoff berth.
  • Points Scored - For the 2023 season, Central Michigan ranks 3rd (159) in the MAC Conference, with Ball State currently ranking 5th (105) for points scored in the MAC Conference.
  • Points Against - Central Michigan stands 3rd (214) in the MAC Conference for points scored by opponents in the 2023 college football season. Ball State sits at 2nd (215) in the MAC Conference for points against them heading into Week 8 of the 2023 season.
  • Team Records - Central Michigan has a 4-3 overall record for the 2023 regular season, with Ball State currently 1-6 for the 2023 college football regular season.

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Get ready for a wild clash as Central Michigan takes on Ball State...at Scheumann Stadium this Saturday in a crucial Week 8 showdown...of the 2023-24 college football regular season's thrilling second half...SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings give Central Michigan a 98.00 rating while Ball State sits at 95.67...Central Michigan stands at 4-3, while Ball State struggles with a 1-6 record.

The Chippewas are fired up and ready to extend their winning streak...against the Cardinals, who are hungry for a much-needed victory...If you're looking to place a bet on this college football game, head over to BetMGM, BetWay, or BetRivers...and see this matchup's prop bets below...The bookies are buzzing with anticipation, so make your move now!

Central Michigan's strong offense will put Ball State's defense to the test...while their solid defense aims to shut down the Cardinals' struggling offense...With the Chippewas' higher Power Ranking, they're favored to dominate this clash...But don't count out Ball State just yet, as they have the home-field advantage.

As the game unfolds, keep an eye on each team's performance, and compare each sportsbook's point spread, total, and moneyline...Will Central Michigan continue their winning streak, or will Ball State pull off a stunning upset?...Find out this Saturday and witness the excitement unfold at Scheumann Stadium!

Best Chippewas at Cardinals Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Ball State
Favorite

Central Michigan
Central Michigan has a -5 -113 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Ball State has a +5.5 -110 point spread at BetMGM VA. Ball State is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 41 points. Risk $110 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 41.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Ball State
Favorite

Central Michigan
Central Michigan is the -210 moneyline favorite. Risk $210 to win $100 on Central Michigan at BetMGM. Ball State is the +175 underdog at BetRivers. Risk $100 to win $175 on Ball State. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Central Michigan vs Ball State College Football game on Saturday, October 21st, 2023?

Central Michigan is a -5 -113 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Ball State is a +5.5 -110 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Central Michigan vs Ball State College Football game on Saturday, October 21st, 2023?

The best over line is 41 -110 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 41.5 -110 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Central Michigan vs Ball State College Football game on Saturday, October 21st, 2023?

Central Michigan is a -210 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Ball State is a +175 moneyline underdog at BetRivers.

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Underdog Ball State - Ball State bettors risk $100 to win $87.72 at -114 odds.

A +5 Ball State underdog bet wins if they lose by 4 or fewer, tie, or win outright. The bet pushes if they lose by 5. Your bet loses if they lose by 6 or more.

Favorite Central Michigan - Central Michigan bettors risk $100 to win $88.5 at -113 odds.

A -5 Central Michigan favorite bet wins if they win by 6 or more. The bet pushes if they win by 5. Your bet loses if they win by 4 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Central Michigan at Ball State Prop Bets

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Recent Meetings Since 2019

Recent Meetings Since 2019
WeekGameResultMargin
2023
Week 8
Central Michigan vs Ball State
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
BALL 24, CMU 17
Scheumann Stadium
Ball State by 7
2022
Week 6
Ball State vs Central Michigan
Saturday, October 8th, 2022
BALL 17, CMU 16
Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Ball State by 1
2021
Week 12
Central Michigan vs Ball State
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
CMU 37, BALL 17
Scheumann Stadium
Central Michigan by 20
2020
Week 14
Ball State vs Central Michigan
Saturday, December 5th, 2020
BALL 45, CMU 20
Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Ball State by 25
2019
Week 12
Central Michigan vs Ball State
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
CMU 45, BALL 44
Scheumann Stadium
Central Michigan by 1

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Football Regular Season Standings - Central Michigan, Ball State
Team Conf Conf% W L PF PA Home Away Strk
Ball State3-50.375482192933-31-5L1
Central Michigan3-50.375572783734-11-6L3

Central Michigan & Ball State Futures Odds

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Central Michigan Championship Odds
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Ball State Championship Odds
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Team Schedules & Results


2023-24 Central Michigan Games & Results
WeekMatchupDate & Result
Week 1Central Michigan vs
Michigan State
MSU 31, CMU 7
Friday, September 1st, 2023
Week 2New Hampshire vs
Central Michigan
CMU 45, UNH 42
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Week 3Central Michigan vs
Notre Dame
ND 41, CMU 17
Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Week 4Central Michigan vs
South Alabama
CMU 34, USA 30
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Week 5Eastern Michigan vs
Central Michigan
CMU 26, EMU 23
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Week 6Central Michigan vs
Buffalo
BUFF 37, CMU 13
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Week 7Akron vs
Central Michigan
CMU 17, AKR 10
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Week 8Central Michigan vs
Ball State
BALL 24, CMU 17
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Week 10Northern Illinois vs
Central Michigan
CMU 37, NIU 31
Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
Week 11Central Michigan vs
Western Michigan
WMU 38, CMU 28
Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
Week 12Central Michigan vs
Ohio
OHIO 34, CMU 20
Wednesday, November 15th, 2023
Week 13Toledo vs
Central Michigan
TOL 32, CMU 17
Friday, November 24th, 2023


2023-24 Ball State Games & Results
WeekMatchupDate & Result
Week 1Ball State vs
Kentucky
UK 44, BALL 14
Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Week 2Ball State vs
Georgia
UGA 45, BALL 3
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Week 3Indiana State vs
Ball State
BALL 45, INST 7
Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Week 4Georgia Southern vs
Ball State
GASO 40, BALL 3
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Week 5Ball State vs
Western Michigan
WMU 42, BALL 24
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Week 6Ball State vs
Eastern Michigan
EMU 24, BALL 10
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Week 7Toledo vs
Ball State
TOL 13, BALL 6
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Week 8Central Michigan vs
Ball State
BALL 24, CMU 17
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Week 10Ball State vs
Bowling Green
BGSU 24, BALL 21
Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
Week 11Ball State vs
Northern Illinois
BALL 20, NIU 17
Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
Week 12Kent State vs
Ball State
BALL 34, KENT 3
Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Week 13Miami (OH) vs
Ball State
M-OH 17, BALL 15
Saturday, November 25th, 2023

How to Bet on the Game

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