Central Michigan at Toledo Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 9/24/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Glass Bowl in Toledo
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Central Michigan (2-2) brings their limping offensive woes into their first MAC action of the year as they face a Toledo (2-2) team that has owned them in the recent past. The Chippewas have scored just 13 points total over a two game losing streak and aim to break a four game loss trend on the Rockets home turf. Toledo can put up points, but they're also prone to be scored upon sporting the 113th ranked defense at 37.5 PPG.
You don't have to look far to see how Central Michigan has dropped two in a row – they rank 107th in the nation in passing, 110th in rushing, and 118th in points scored. The last two outings for CMU were a 40-3 loss against Syracuse and a 24-10 defeat at Kansas. Compounding the problems for Central Michigan's offensive struggles is the fact that their defense hasn't played bad, ranking in the top half of the country in yards allowed. Still, not many people give the Chippewas a fighting chance in this game, considering Toledo has won this matchup by over 15 points the last three years, including a 38-17 win in Mount Pleasant.
Toledo has a balanced offensive attack led by the nation's 7th leading rusher in Kareem Hunt (527 yards) and a competent QB in Logan Woodside, who has stepped in for injured starter Philip Ely and thrown for 4 TD against 1 INT. Unfortunately, you're almost forced to have a great offense when coupled with a defense that's been as bad as Toledo's. The Rocket D is the 23rd worst in the country allowing 453 YPG, incredibly bad against the pass where they've allowed 318 YPG.
The Rockets defense should get right against Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush, a sophomore who hasn't thrown for more than 185 yards in any of his four starts. Toledo could be without the services of RB Hunt though, as he's been battling an ankle injury and may be limited if not sitting out altogether.
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-3-0 Against the Spread
Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-3-0 against the Over/Under
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
Toledo Rockets are 1-3-0 Against the Spread
Toledo Rockets are 3-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Central Michigan Chippewas
09/22/14 WR Titus Davis Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Toledo
09/15/14 RB Thomas Rawls Suspension out indefinitely
08/23/14 WR Andrew Flory Dismissed dismissed from team
09/22/14 RB Kareem Hunt Foot injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
09/21/14 DB Jordan Martin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
09/21/14 WR Kishon Wilcher Foot "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
09/11/14 DT Marquise Moore Foot out for season
09/10/14 OL Nate Jeppesen Leg out indefinitely
09/08/14 QB Phillip Ely Knee out for season
09/03/14 CB Cameron Cole Knee out for season
09/02/14 CB Cheatham Norrils Infection out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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