Saturday, September 19, 2015
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The Central Michigan Chippewas face the Syracuse Orange on Saturday at Carrier Dome. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46.
The Chippewas are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. They are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game. The under is 10-2 in the Chippewas last 12 games following an ATS win and 4-1 in their last 5 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. The under is also 4-1 in their last 5 non-conference games and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
The Orange are 14-2-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. the MAC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. They are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September. The under is 4-0 in the Orange last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and 4-1-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is also 3-1-1 in their last 5 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and 3-1-1 in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Central Michigan is averaging 22 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 27 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 69.2 percent completion percentage and average 296.5 yards in the passing department per game. The Chippewas are averaging 76 rushing yards per game on 31 attempts per contest for an average of 2.5 yards per carry. They are also running 70 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 372.5 yards per contest. The Chippewas manage 20 first downs per contest and they average a total of 52.5 penalty yards on 6.5 penalties.
Central Michigan gives up 17 points per contest and an average of 190 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 20.5 completed passes on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1. The Chippewas allow 110 rushing yards per game on 33 carries for a 3.3 average per play. Central Michigan gives up 300 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.5 penalties per game that total 25.5 yards as a unit.
Syracuse is putting 38.5 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 9 passes per game on 17 attempts for a 52.9 percent completion percentage and average 167.5 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Orange rush for an average of 230.5 yards per contest on 47.5 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 64.5 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 398 yards in each contest. The Orange are gaining 19 first downs per contest and they average 33 penalty yards on 3.5 penalties per game.
Syracuse surrenders 8.5 points per game and 216.5 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20 completed passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.5. The Orange allow 25 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 1 average per rush. Syracuse gives up 241.5 total yards per game including an average of 4.1 per play. They create an average of 3.5 turnovers per game and 5 penalties for 46 yards each game.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 0-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-0-0 against the over/under so far this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 DL Joe Ostman Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/14/15 OL Kenny Rogers Pectoral out indefinitely
09/14/15 TE Josh Parris Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
09/11/15 Backup RB Ervin Phillips Knee out indefinitely
09/06/15 QB Terrel Hunt Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse
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