Ball State vs. Miami (Ohio) odds, line, start time: Top picks, predictions from proven model on 30-12 roll

The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks can earn their sixth victory of the season and become bowl-eligible on Tuesday night against the Ball State Cardinals. Miami (OH) is 7-4 against the spread this season, but Ball State won straight-up and covered last time out against Western Michigan. With home-field advantage, the Redhawks are 17.5-point favorites, with the total set at 54 for the 7 p.m. ET kickoff in the latest Miami (Ohio) vs. Ball State odds. However, with the chance to play spoiler, Ball State will surely come to play for Tuesday night's MACtion. Before you make any Miami (Ohio) vs Ball State picks and predictions, you'll want to hear what the advanced computer model at SportsLine has to say about the game.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks. 

The model was red-hot in Week 12, nailing Oklahoma State's outright upset of West Virginia. And when it comes to all top-rated picks, the model went a blistering 12-5 last week, extending its overall run to 30-12. Anybody who has been following it is way, way up. 

Now the model has simulated every single play of Miami (Ohio) vs. Ball State. We can tell you the under hits in nearly 60 percent of simulations, but it has also locked in a strong against the spread selection that you can bank on well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see it at SportsLine. 

The model has taken into account that the Miami (Ohio) offense has been red-hot after scoring just three points at Minnesota earlier this season. In fact, the Redhawks have scored at least 30 in seven of their last eight games, including an impressive 41-17 win over Akron last month.

They're able to put up consistent numbers on offense thanks in part to their No. 2 ranked red-zone offense. The Redhawks have scored points on 38 of their 39 red-zone possessions this year, a staggering .974 conversion rate. Once they reach the 20-yard-line, they're hard to stop.

But just because the Miami (Ohio) offense has been extremely successful in the red zone this season doesn't mean it can cover a 17-point spread. 

Ball State has lost three games by just one score this season, which includes a 24-16 loss on the road at No. 3 Notre Dame. Plus, the Cardinals feature the most potent passing attack in the MAC with over 250 passing yards per game. They'll look to exploit a Miami-Ohio defense that gave up over 350 passing yards and three touchdowns to Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson earlier this season. 

So, which side of Miami (OH) vs. Ball State spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over, all from the incredible computer model that's up more than $4,200 over the past three years.

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