Central Michigan at NIU College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The NIU Huskies host the Central Michigan Chippewas at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has NIU as 16 point favorites. The Huskies have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Chippewas have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important NIU Huskies Betting Trends
The NIU Huskies are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The NIU Huskies are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
09/09/18 RB Romello Ross Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs No Illinois
Key NIU Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Central Michigan Chippewas have run for 221 yards as a team, which ranks 110th in college football. They've run 67 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 18 times for 158 yards so far this season, which has them 13th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in the nation in points scored with 27. They have run 126 plays this season for 535 yards, which ranks them 106th in Division 1 in total offense. The Chippewas average 4.2 yards per play, which is 121st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Tony Poljan averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 2.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 35 passes on 59 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 96.1. He has thrown for 314 yards this season.
The Chippewas rush defense has allowed 88 attempts for 515 yards this year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. Central Michigan has committed 10 penalties for 95 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 52nd in college football. They are 103rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 66. They have surrendered a total of 788 yards on D, which is 84th in the country. The Chippewas are ranked 73rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 33 passes on 54 attempts against the Central Michigan Chippewas defense this season, placing them 50th and 32nd in Division 1. The Central Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 273 yards through the air, which is 18th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Central Michigan Chippewas have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 54th in D-1. Central Michigan Chippewas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 736 yards on 17 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 41st in Division 1 in punting average. Central Michigan is ranked 29th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They have returned 9 kicks for 187 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Chippewas average 21 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 723.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies are 128th in the country in points scored with 13. They have run 138 plays this year for 439 yards, which ranks them 123rd in Division 1 in total offense. The NIU Huskies average 3.2 yards per play, which is 129th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 30 1st downs this season, ranking them 117th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground NIU has run for 218 yards as a unit, which ranks 112th in college football. They've run 79 times, averaging 2.8 yards per rush as a unit. NIU has been penalized on offense 11 times for 108 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. Marcus Childers has passed for 216 yards this year. He's completed 32 throws while attempting 58 passes for a completion percentage of 55.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 85.2. He averages 2.5 adjusted yards per throw and 3.7 yards per pass attempt.
NIU is 78th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 50. They have given up a total of 706 yards on D, which is 58th in D-1. The Huskies are 53rd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 33 throws on 56 attempts against the NIU defense this season, ranking them 52nd and 45th in the nation. The NIU Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 429 yards in the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 87 attempts for 277 yards this season, putting them in 65th place in the country against the run. The Huskies have had 14 penalties for 126 yards on defense this year. That places them 87th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
NIU has returned 2 kicks for 43 yards on special teams, which puts them 106th in kick return yardage. The NIU Huskies average 22 yards per kick return and they are 126th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 492. The Huskies have tried 4 field goals this year and made 2, which is 63rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Their punters have accumulated 651 yards on 14 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 11th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chippewas +16
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