Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ball State Cardinals 09-23-23 NCAAF Prediction, Best Picks, and Odds

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ball State Cardinals 09/23/23 – Week 4 of the college football season offers an array of intriguing matchups, and if you’re on the hunt for the college football picks, this game should certainly catch your eye. The Georgia Southern Eagles, boasting a 2-1 record, are set to clash with the 1-2 Ball State Cardinals. The two teams will square off on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET. Scheumann Stadium will serve as the battleground for this contest, with ESP+ providing the live broadcast. 

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ball State Cardinals

Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET  

Location: Scheumann Stadium  


Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ball State Cardinals 09/23/23 Betting Odds

Georgia Southern-250+6.5 (-110)61.5 over (-110)
Ball State +210-6.5 (-110)61.5 under (-110)

Georgia Southern Eagles Analysis

The Georgia Southern Eagles have displayed commendable offensive flair this season, largely thanks to their quarterback Davis. He has completed 98 of his 135 pass attempts, accruing 945 passing yards with a completion rate of 72.6%. However, Davis has a critical area of concern: his 7 interceptions. This could be a red flag, especially against teams adept at forcing turnovers. On the ground, running back Jalen is a force to be reckoned with, boasting an average of 5.4 yards per rush attempt and contributing 2 touchdowns to the team’s efforts. Derwin Jr., the wide receiver, has also made impactful plays, accumulating 275 receiving yards with an average of 12.5 yards per catch and 2 touchdowns.

Defensively, the Eagles have room for improvement. Although they have shown proficiency in games against the Mid-American Conference, there are clear vulnerabilities in their defense that could be exposed by a well-coordinated offense. To ensure victory, they will need to enhance their pass coverage and run defense against Ball State.

Ball State Cardinals Analysis

Ball State Cardinals‘ offense revolves around quarterback Kadin, who has completed 39 of his 59 pass attempts, recording 357 passing yards and a completion rate of 66.1%. Marquez, their leading rusher, has amassed 218 rushing yards with an average of 4.4 yards per rush attempt. Ty, although not as frequently targeted, averages an impressive 18.5 yards per reception. The Cardinals will need to expand his role to challenge the Eagles’ defense.

On the defensive end, Ball State has had a series of challenges, particularly in stopping the run. If they hope to have a chance against the Georgia Southern Eagles, they will need to plug these gaps and tighten their secondary to counter Davis and his receiving corps.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ball State Cardinals Against the Spread

The Eagles have not been a bettor’s dream when it comes to covering the spread, holding a 2-6 ATS record in their last eight games. But they do have a 4-2 SU record against opponents in the Mid-American Conference, which might offer some solace to those who favor them. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have their own set of troubles; they are 1-5 SU in their last six games and have an underwhelming 2-8 SU record in September. 

Interestingly, both teams have seen the total go UNDER in recent matchups. This trend suggests a potentially low-scoring game, which might make the UNDER 61.5 a wise pick.

Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ball State Cardinals Free Pick

Based on our in-depth analysis, here are our expert tips:

Moneyline: Georgia Southern -250

Our moneyline pick leans towards the Georgia Southern Eagles at -250. Their offensive prowess gives them the upper hand.

Spread: Georgia Southern -6.5 (-110)

We’d recommend taking Georgia Southern at -6.5. Despite their shaky ATS history, their stronger offense should help them cover the spread.

Total: 61.5 under (-110)

Considering the strong UNDER trends for both teams, taking the UNDER 61.5 looks to be a smart option.

Predicted Score: Georgia Southern 31, Ball State 17

Both teams have strengths and weaknesses, but when it comes down to the raw numbers and performances, the Georgia Southern Eagles are poised to come out on top. For those who are into live betting in Canada or other regions, this game offers a plethora of options to consider. Always be cautious and insightful when placing bets; keep an eye on the evolving game statistics and individual player performances to make the most of your live betting experience.