Central Michigan at Kansas College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56. The Chippewas have an ATS record of 0-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Jayhawks have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Kansas Jayhawks are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
08/14/17 TE Tyler Conklin Foot out indefinitely
Key Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
09/03/17 RB Taylor Martin Undisclosed left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 30. They have run 104 plays this season for 499 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The Chippewas average 4.8 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 24 1st downs this year, placing them 56th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Central Michigan has run for 246 yards as a team, which ranks 35th in the country. They've run 50 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 9 times for 87 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the nation in penalties. Shane Morris has thrown for 226 yards this season. He has completed 25 passes on 49 attempts for a completion percentage of 51%. His quarterback rating this year is 92.4. He averages 4.6 yards per pass attempt and 4.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Central Michigan is 77th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 27. They have surrendered a total of 392 yards on D, which is 74th in Division 1. The Chippewas are ranked 78th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 21 passes on 40 attempts against the Central Michigan Chippewas defense this season, placing them 74th and 95th in the country. The Central Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 284 yards through the air, which is 89th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 31 attempts for 108 yards this year, putting them in 59th place in D-1 against the run. The Chippewas have committed 10 penalties for 75 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 96th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Central Michigan has returned 4 kicks for 72 yards on special teams, ranking 44th in kick return yardage. The Chippewas average 18 yards per kick return and they are 49th in the country in all-purpose yards with 571. The Central Michigan Chippewas have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 7th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Central Michigan Chippewas punters have totaled 377 yards on 9 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 60th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jayhawks have run for 73 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in the nation. They've run 25 times, averaging 2.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Jayhawks have been penalized on offense 5 times for 49 yards so far this year, which has them 76th in the country in penalties. They are 50th in Division 1 in points scored with 38. They have run 62 plays this year for 437 yards, which ranks them 23rd in the nation in total offense. The Kansas Jayhawks average 7 yards per play, which is 27th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 17 1st downs this season, ranking them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. Peyton Bender has completed 23 throws while attempting 37 passes for a completion percentage of 62.2%. He has passed for 364 yards this year. He averages 9.6 adjusted yards per throw and 9.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 169.7.
The Kansas Jayhawks rush defense has given up 33 attempts for 94 yards this season, putting them in 52nd place in the country against the run. They have had 6 penalties for 63 yards on defense this year. That places them 76th in Division 1. Kansas is 44th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 16. They have given up a total of 264 yards on D, which is 38th in the nation. The Jayhawks are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 3.4. Opponent offenses have completed 25 throws on 44 attempts against the Kansas defense this season, ranking them 97th and 105th in the country. The Kansas Jayhawks pass defense has also surrendered a total of 170 yards in the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kansas Jayhawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 250 yards on 6 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 63rd in the NCAA in punting average. Kansas is 12th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 48th in D-1. They have returned 4 kicks for 64 yards on special teams, which puts them 55th in kick return yardage. The Jayhawks average 16 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 529.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Jayhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chippewas +4
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