Monday, December 28th, 2015
Quick Lane Bowl
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Monday, December 28th, 2015 in the Quick Lane Bowl. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.
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Cooper Rush finished his last game with 391 yards through the air for Central Michigan. He completed 25 passes out of 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. Martez Walker was the rushing leader for the Chippewas last game. He carried the ball 17 times for an average of 7 yards per carry and ended with 119 yards. Ben McCord was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Central Michigan totaled 583 yards by way of 75 plays. They rushed the ball 35 times for a total of 175 yards on the game and the Chippewas totaled 26 first downs by getting 9 rushing, 16 passing and 1 by penalty.
Mitch Leidner finished his last game with 223 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 16 passes out of 37 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. Rodney Smith was the rushing leader for the Golden Gophers last game. He carried the ball 7 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 35 yards. Shannon Brooks was the team leader in receiving with a total of 53 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Minnesota totaled 276 yards by way of 55 plays. They rushed the ball 18 times for a total of 53 yards on the game and the Golden Gophers totaled 11 first downs by getting 3 rushing, 6 passing and 2 by penalty.
Central Michigan is averaging a total of 26.8 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 38.8 passes per game and completing 25.9 of them for a 66.9 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 313.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Chippewas are running for an average of 99.8 yards per game on 32.7 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. They run 71.4 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 413.5 total yards each outing. The Chippewas get 21.4 first downs per game and they average 56.1 penalty yards via 6.5 penalties each contest.
Central Michigan allows 189.7 passing yards per game and 22.1 points per contest on defense. They give up 16.8 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.4. The Chippewas give up 140.3 rushing yards per contest on 34.4 carries for a 4.1 average per carry. Central Michigan allows 329.9 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 49.3 yards per game.
Minnesota is accumulating 22.6 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 33.1 passes per game and complete 18.9 of them for a 57.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 214.2 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Gophers run for an average of 142.9 yards per game on 33.9 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They run 67 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 357.1 total yards per game. The Golden Gophers are averaging 17.3 first downs per outing and accumulate 48.8 penalty yards via 6 penalties each game.
Minnesota allows an average of 182.4 passing yards and 26.1 points per contest. They give up 17.7 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.2 per game. The Golden Gophers give up 171.6 rushing yards per game on 41.3 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Minnesota allows 354 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 46 yards in each contest.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 5-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/15 DL Joe Ostman Ankle "?" Monday vs. Minnesota U
12/06/15 DB Stefon Armstead Undisclosed "?" Monday vs. Minnesota U
10/17/15 LB Tim Hamilton Pectoral out for season
10/08/15 Backup RB Jerrod Davis Knee out indefinitely
10/05/15 RB Devon Spalding Collarbone out for season
12/06/15 WR Isaiah Gentry Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Central Michigan
12/06/15 WR Jeff Jones Undisclosed "?" Monday vs. Central Michigan
12/06/15 DL Scott Ekpe Undisclosed "?" Monday vs. Central Michigan
11/12/15 DB Ace Rogers Undisclosed out for season
11/12/15 DB Jalen Myrick Ribs out for season
10/27/15 DB Damarius Travis Hamstring out for season
10/05/15 DB Craig James Leg out indefinitely
10/03/15 DT Gary Moore Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/25/15 OL Nick Connelly Concussion out indefinitely
09/10/15 TE Lincoln Plsek Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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