Central Michigan at Kent State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Dix Stadium to take on the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 17.5 point favorites. The Chippewas have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Golden Flashes have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Kent State Golden Flashes Betting Trends
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Kent State Golden Flashes are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/12/17 DL Joe Ostman Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State
11/12/17 TE Logan Hessbrook Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs. Kent State
09/13/17 WR Brandon Childress Knee out for season
Key Kent State Golden Flashes Injuries
11/13/17 DE Nick Faulkner Leg is "?" Tuesday vs. Central Michigan
09/20/17 RB Myles Washington ACL out for season
09/18/17 LB Matt Bahr Knee out for season
09/18/17 QB Nick Holley Knee out for season
08/19/17 QB Mylik Mitchell Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 64th in Division 1 in points scored with 283. They have run 727 plays this season for 3,868 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Chippewas average 5.3 yards per play, which is 92nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 188 1st downs this year, placing them 96th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Central Michigan has run for 1,435 yards as a team, which ranks 86th in the country. They've run 363 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 60 times for 596 yards so far this season, which has them 67th in the nation in penalties. Shane Morris has thrown for 2,364 yards this season. He has completed 193 passes on 348 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.1. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Central Michigan is 70th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 274. They have surrendered a total of 3,786 yards on D, which is 59th in Division 1. The Chippewas are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 173 passes on 317 attempts against the Central Michigan Chippewas defense this season, placing them 53rd and 80th in the country. The Central Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 1,810 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 428 attempts for 1,976 yards this year, putting them in 102nd place in D-1 against the run. The Chippewas have committed 68 penalties for 574 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 76th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Central Michigan is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 80 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 90th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 622 yards on special teams, ranking 55th in kick return yardage. The Chippewas average 18 yards per kick return and they are 82nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,570. The Central Michigan Chippewas have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 117th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Central Michigan Chippewas kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,067 yards on 72 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 44th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Flashes have run for 1,495 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in the nation. They've run 426 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Flashes have been penalized on offense 75 times for 702 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the country in penalties. They are 128th in Division 1 in points scored with 116. They have run 611 plays this year for 2,562 yards, which ranks them 125th in the nation in total offense. The Kent State Golden Flashes average 4.2 yards per play, which is 128th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 131 1st downs this season, ranking them 128th overall as an offensive unit. George Bollas has completed 69 throws while attempting 141 passes for a completion percentage of 48.9%. He has passed for 779 yards this year. He averages 2.9 adjusted yards per throw and 5.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 87.3.
The Kent State Golden Flashes rush defense has given up 414 attempts for 2,342 yards this season, putting them in 121st place in the country against the run. They have had 68 penalties for 581 yards on defense this year. That places them 81st in Division 1. Kent State is 114th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 355. They have given up a total of 4,316 yards on D, which is 100th in the nation. The Golden Flashes are 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 148 throws on 258 attempts against the Kent State defense this season, ranking them 16th and 14th in the country. The Kent State Golden Flashes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,974 yards in the air, which is 41st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Kent State Golden Flashes have tried 12 field goals this year and made 8, which is 97th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Kent State kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 10 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,100 yards on 71 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NCAA in punting average. Kent State is 46th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 75 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 106th in D-1. They have returned 42 kicks for 712 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Golden Flashes average 17 yards per kick return and they are 128th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,349.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chippewas -17.5
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