The Toledo Rockets will try to pick up win and cover the spread at Glass Bowl on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Ball State Cardinals in Week 12 action. The visiting Ball State Cardinals opened as 19-point underdogs in this weekly college football game.
Toledo will face the 4-6 Ball State Cardinals, who own a 5-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Toledo Rockets are 5-5 so far this season while the Cardinals are 5-5. Stay Informed. Get all the latest Betting and Sport News updates on your social media outlets. Find us on both Facebook and Google+!
This game matches up the No. 17 (Toledo Rockets) and the No. 107 (Ball State Cardinals) teams in the league.
Ball State (4-5, 1-4 MAC) was a 1-point home favorite for its home finale last Tuesday and the Cardinals lost 48-41, their third straight defeat and fifth in six games. Ball State led 21-0 late in the first quarter on a KeVonn Mabon 34-yard TD reception and 6-yard run and James Gilbert 3-yard run. EMU would then score 19 straight points before a Mabon 13-yard TD catch right before halftime made it 28-19.
Flash forward to late in the fourth quarter and Ball State went ahead 41-40 on a Riley Neal 1-yard TD run, although the 2-point conversion failed. However, Eastern Michigan rolled right down the field and won it on a 1-yard TD run and added a 2-point conversion. EMU’s DaQuan Pace, on his 21st birthday, intercepted Neal’s Hail Mary pass at the EMU 8-yard line on the final play of the game.
Neal was 30-of-50 passing for 393 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions for Ball State, which turned it over five times, four in the second half. Mabon had a career-high 12 receptions for 149 yards while moving into second place on BSU’s career receptions list. Gilbert, entering off five straight 100-yard rushing games, ran for 54 yards and a touchdown but missed the second with an injury.
The Cardinals had 542 yards but were just 2-for-13 on third down. Eastern had 622 yards and converted on 12 of 22 third downs. Five of Ball State’s six Mid-American Conference games this season have been decided by 10 points or less. The win got EMU bowl eligible for the first time since 1995. It’s not looking like BSU will reach a bowl game and it’s probably going to finish last in the MAC West.
Ball State is 5-5 ATS on college football odds and 4-1 ATS on the road.
Rockets In Hunt For MAC Title Game
Toledo (8-2, 5-1 MAC) was a 6-point favorite last Wednesday vs. Northern Illinois in a neutral-site game at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field, the new name of the White Sox’s stadium, and the Rockets rallied for a 31-24 win to keep their MAC West Division title hopes alive.
There was quite the shakeup among top-ranked teams following Week 11 with three of the AP top five (Clemson, Michigan, and Washington) losing outright. In the aftermath, Ohio State benefited the most, catapulting to No. 2 following a commanding 62-3 win at Maryland. No 1 Alabama, meanwhile, received all 61 first-place votes for the first time all season. Remember that at Heritage not only do we have the greatest Reduced Juice offering of any US sportsbook, but we are now going even lower, sign up now at Heritagesports