Georgia Southern vs. Ball State: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – September 23, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 17, 2023

The Ball State Cardinals (1-2) will look to upset the Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1) on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Scheumann Stadium. The Eagles are listed as favorites in this one, with the spread sitting at 6 points. The over/under in this contest is 60 points.

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Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Georgia Southern -6 -110 -110 60 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Georgia Southern vs Ball State
ATS Total Score prediction
Ball State (+6) Under (60) Ball State 31 Georgia Southern 29

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.

Team Stat Comparison

Georgia Southern Ball State
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 32.3 (63) 20.7 (108)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 23.3 (69) 32.0 (107)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 10 (131) 6 (98)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 4 (65) 5 (44)

Georgia Southern vs. Ball State Betting Insights

Georgia Southern Stats and Trends

  • Georgia Southern has won one game against the spread this season.
  • The Eagles have been favored by 6 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread in one of those games.
  • Georgia Southern games have gone over the point total once this season.
  • Eagles games have gone over 60 points just once this season (in three outings).
  • GSU has an average point total of 60.7 in their matchups this year, 0.7 more points than this game’s over/under.

Ball State Stats and Trends

  • Ball State has covered once in three matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Cardinals have been an underdog by 6 points or more this season twice, and failed to cover both times.
  • Ball State games have gone over the point total twice this year.
  • The Cardinals have yet to play a game this season that ended with more than 60 combined points scored.
  • Ball State has a 48.7-point average over/under in their outings this season, 11.3 fewer points than this game’s point total.

Georgia Southern Players to Watch

  • Davis Brin has thrown for 945 yards while completing 72.1% of his passes (98-of-136), with five touchdowns and seven interceptions this year (315.0 yards per game).
  • Jalen White has run for a team-high 184 yards on 34 carries (61.3 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • So far this year OJ Arnold has rushed for 166 yards on 22 carries (55.3 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns. Arnold also helps out in the passing game, catching five passes for 52 yards (17.3 ypg).
  • This season Derwin Burgess Jr. has 22 catches and leads the team with 275 yards (91.7 per game) while hauling in two touchdowns.
  • Khaleb Hood has chipped in with 20 catches for 176 yards and one touchdown this year. He averages 58.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Dalen Cobb has racked up 115 yards on 10 receptions, averaging 38.3 yards per game.

Ball State Players to Watch

  • This year, Kadin Semonza has collected 357 passing yards (119.0 yards per game) while going 39-for-59 (66.1% completion percentage) and throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions.
  • Marquez Cooper has taken 49 carries for a team-leading 218 rushing yards (72.7 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown.
  • So far this year Kiael Kelly has run for 77 yards on 16 carries (25.7 ypg).
  • This season Tanner Koziol has 18 catches and leads the team with 150 yards (50.0 per game) while hauling in one touchdown.
  • Ty Robinson has also added six catches for 111 yards and one touchdown this year. He puts up 55.5 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Qian Magwood is averaging 28.0 yards per game, with 12 catches for 84 yards.

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