Penn State Vs. Ball State: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – September 11, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 11, 2021

The No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0) will battle the Ball State Cardinals (1-0) at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals, +950 on the moneyline to win, and the Nittany Lions, listed at -23 on the spread, kick things off on September 11, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET on FS1. A point total of 58 points has been set for the game by oddsmakers.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 11, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Penn State Vs. Ball State Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Penn State vs Ball State
Spread Over/Under
Penn State (-23) Under (58)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

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Team Stat Comparison

Penn State Stats (Rank) Ball State
16.0 (102) Points Per Game 31.0 (60)
10.0 (21) Points Per Game Against 21.0 (62)
247.0 (59) Pass Yards 188.0 (86)
185.0 (49) Pass Yards Against 367.0 (125)
50.0 (120) Rush Yards 216.0 (40)
174.0 (91) Rush Yards Against 70.0 (29)
0 (1) Giveaways 1 (33)
3 (15) Takeaways 1 (68)
+3 Turnover Differential 0

Penn State Vs. Ball State Betting Insights

Penn State Stats And Trends

  • The over/under for this game is 58 points, 6.0 more than the average point total for Nittany Lions games this season.

Ball State Stats And Trends

Penn State Players To Watch

  • Sean Clifford leads Penn State with 247 passing yards (247.0 ypg) on 18-of-33 passing with one touchdown and zero interceptions this season. He also has 5 rushing yards (5.0 ypg) on six carries.
  • The team’s top rusher, Noah Cain, has carried the ball eight times for 48 yards (48.0 per game), with one touchdown this year. He’s also caught five passes for 27 yards (27.0 per game).
  • Jahan Dotson’s team-high 102 receiving yards (102.0 yards per game) have come on five receptions with one touchdown.
  • Keandre Lambert has put up a 71-yard season so far (71.0 receiving yards per game), reeling in four passes.
  • Parker Washington’s four catches have netted him 47 yards (47.0 ypg).

Ball State Players To Watch

  • Drew Plitt has thrown for 188 yards (188.0 ypg) to lead Ball State, completing 60.7% of his passes and recording two touchdown passes this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 18 rushing yards (18.0 ypg) on five carries.
  • Will Jones’ team-high 93 rushing yards (93.0 per game) have come on 18 carries, with one touchdown this year.
  • This season Carson Steele has taken seven carries for 79 yards (79.0 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Justin Hall’s team-high 137 receiving yards (137.0 yards per game) have come on eight receptions with two touchdowns.
  • Yo’Heinz Tyler has reeled in four passes for 32 yards (32.0 yards per game) this year.
  • Jayshon Jackson’s three receptions this season have resulted in 23 yards (23.0 ypg).
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