Central Michigan at Michigan State College Football Picks and Predictions 9/29/2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Spartan Stadium to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 27 point favorites. The Chippewas have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Spartans have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/23/18 RB Alante Thomas Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 WR Cam Chambers Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 T Cole Chewins Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 WR Darrell Stewart Jr. Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 OL Dimitri Douglas Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 FB Reid Burton Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 G Kevin Jarvis Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/23/18 TE Noah Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/22/18 RB LJ Scott Hamstring missed last game, is questionable
09/20/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out indefinitely
09/11/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is OUT 6-8 weeks
08/06/18 DE Dillon Alexander Foot is out indefinitely
08/06/18 CB Josiah Scott Leg is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 123rd in Division 1 in points scored with 60. They have run 260 plays this season for 1,037 yards, which ranks them 120th in the nation in total offense. The Chippewas average 4 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 56 1st downs this year, placing them 124th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Central Michigan has run for 483 yards as a team, which ranks 106th in the country. They've run 152 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 31 times for 272 yards so far this season, which has them 22nd in the nation in penalties. Tommy Lazzaro has thrown for 210 yards this season. He has completed 20 passes on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 105.9. He averages 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 4.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Central Michigan is 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 95. They have surrendered a total of 1,337 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Chippewas are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 64 passes on 110 attempts against the Central Michigan Chippewas defense this season, placing them 47th and 47th in the country. The Central Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 560 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 173 attempts for 777 yards this year, putting them in 105th place in D-1 against the run. The Chippewas have committed 25 penalties for 252 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 94th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans have run for 359 yards as a team, which ranks 122nd in the nation. They've run 109 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 26 times for 216 yards so far this year, which has them 51st in the country in penalties. They are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 86. They have run 207 plays this year for 1,179 yards, which ranks them 78th in the nation in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 5.7 yards per play, which is 73rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 65 1st downs this season, ranking them 111th overall as an offensive unit. Brian Lewerke has completed 64 throws while attempting 97 passes for a completion percentage of 66%. He has passed for 814 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 145.2.
The Michigan State Spartans rush defense has given up 86 attempts for 98 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the country against the run. They have had 17 penalties for 174 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in Division 1. Michigan State is 33rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 68. They have given up a total of 1,069 yards on D, which is 19th in the nation. The Spartans are 33rd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 91 throws on 138 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, ranking them 118th and 103rd in the country. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 971 yards in the air, which is 92nd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chippewas +27
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