Friday, November 4, 2016
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The Central Michigan Chippewas take on the Miami RedHawks on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Yager Stadium. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 6 point favorites. This season the Chippewas are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 2-7-0 and they are 6-3-0 against the spread.
Cooper Rush finished with 244 yards through the air for Central Michigan last week. He completed 20 passes out of 43 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Chippewas were led in rushing by Devon Spalding, who finished with 40 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Corey Willis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 78 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Central Michigan got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 349 yards for the game. The Chippewas ran for 105 yards on 30 attempts.
Gus Ragland finished with 175 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 15 for 23, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The RedHawks were led on the ground by Maurice Thomas, who finished with 82 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Jared Murphy led the team in receiving with 122 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Miami had 23 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 405 yards for the contest. The RedHawks ran for 230 yards on 43 carries as a team.
Central Michigan scores 29.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 35.7 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 282.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in college football. The Chippewas run for an average of 137.3 yards per game on 33.9 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 105th in the nation. They also run 69.6 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 420 yards per game, ranking their offense 57th overall this season. The Chippewas average 21.1 first downs per game which ranks them 65th in the country. They accumulate 56.2 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 66th in the nation.
Central Michigan allows 199.7 passing yards per game, ranking 26th in D-1, and they allow 28.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 73rd. They give up 18.2 completions on 31.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Chippewas allow 154 rushing yards per game on 35.4 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 55th in the country. Central Michigan allows 353.7 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 28th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.9 penalties for 49 yards per game, ranking them 40th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 20.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 116th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 28.6 attempts for a 56 percent completion percentage. They throw for 225.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 73rd in Division 1. The RedHawks run for an average of 125.4 yards per game on 37.8 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 114th on the ground. They also run 66.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 351.2 yards per game, ranking them 111th in the country on offense. The RedHawks get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. They average 67 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 20th in college football.
Miami allows an average of 217.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 49th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 51st in the nation. They give up 17.9 completions on 30.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.5 per game. The RedHawks allow 132.7 rushing yards per contest on 36.2 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 33rd in the country. Miami allows 350 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 22nd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 56 yards in each contest, ranking 79th in the nation.
Central Michigan Betting Trends
Central Michigan is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Central Michigan has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 2-7-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/31/16 RB Devon Spalding Arm injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Miami Ohio
10/06/16 RB Jonathan Ward Knee out indefinitely
10/06/16 DE Mitch Stanitzek Knee out indefinitely
09/29/16 WR Eric Cooper Foot out for season
09/28/16 WR Jesse Kroll Knee out for season
08/19/16 RB Romello Ross ACL out for season
10/30/16 QB Billy Bahl Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Central Michigan
10/30/16 WR James Gardner Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Central Michigan
10/05/16 Backup QB Jordan Martin Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/16 WR Chris Hudson Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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