Central Michigan at Western Michigan College Football Betting Tips 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
David Moore and the Central Michigan Chippewas are headed to Waldo Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Western Michigan Broncos. The spread on this game has Western Michigan as 17-point favorites. The Chippewas are 3-1-0 ATS and 3-1-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 2-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
09/22/19 TE Joel Wilson Leg is questionable Saturday vs Western Michigan
09/22/19 QB David Moore Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Western Michigan
09/15/19 DL Amir Siddiq Foot is out indefinitely
09/12/19 RB Jonathan Ward Shoulder is out indefinitely
09/11/19 QB Quinten Dormady Knee is out indefinitely
09/06/19 QB George Pearson Leg is out for season
09/06/19 OL Romello Tarver Knee is out for season
09/06/19 TE Javon Gantt Knee is out for season
07/25/19 WR Brandon Childress Knee is out for season
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
09/22/19 TE Brett Borske Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/22/19 WR D'Wayne Eskridge Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
09/22/19 RB LeVante Bellamy Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Central Michigan
In their last contest, the Central Michigan Chippewas took on the Miami Hurricanes and lost 17-12. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chippewas was David Moore who went 23/50 with 217 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. Kobe Lewis led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 45 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 3.0 yards per carry. Kalil Pimpleton led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 73 yards on 11 catches. He had an average of 6.6 yards per reception during the game. The Central Michigan Chippewas ended up running the ball 27 times and earned a total of 31 yards which gave them an average of 1.1 yards per attempt. In the game, they ran 78 plays which added up to 248 yards. On the day, the Chippewas racked up a total of 21 first downs and they totaled 9 infractions for 60 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. In terms of defense, Central Michigan allowed 17 completions on 24 attempts totaling 250 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.8%. Against the run, the Chippewas allowed 53 yards on 33 carries allowing their opponent an average of 1.6 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up 303 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Chippewas head into this game 2-2 for 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 23.8 points per contest, ranking them 101st in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 124 rushing yards per game which is 7th in the conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 8th in the MAC and 82nd in D-1 with 1,385 yards. The Chippewas have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 30.8 points per game putting them 6th in the Mid-American Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Chippewas have allowed 889 yards. Teams are completing 66.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. In regard to rushing yards, Central Michigan is allowing 86 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 19th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per carry which has them at 1st in the Mid-American Conference and 18th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 344 yards rushing through 4 contests.
In their last game, the Western Michigan Broncos took on the Syracuse Orange and took the defeat by a score of 52-33. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Broncos was Jon Wassink who went 23/46 with 356 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick on the day. LeVante Bellamy led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 47 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 165 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 11.0 yards per carry. Giovanni Ricci led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 105 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 13.1 yards per reception in the game. The Western Michigan Broncos ran the ball a total of 34 times and totaled 201 yards which earned them an average of 5.9 yards per rush. Overall, the Broncos racked up 25 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 80 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. Overall, they totaled 80 plays which added up to 557 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Western Michigan allowed 27 completions on 35 throws for a total of 287 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.1%. In the running game, the Broncos allowed 258 yards on 47 attempts which gave them an average of 5.5 yards per run allowed. On the day, they allowed 545 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Broncos head into this game 2-2. Western Michigan is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 202 rushing yards per contest, putting them 39th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 808 rushing yards through 4 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Broncos average 515.3 yards per contest overall putting them 13th in Division 1 and 1st in the conference. The Broncos are giving up 31.5 points per contest which puts them at 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 99th in college football. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 126 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are conceding 211.8 yards per game which puts them at 118th in the nation and 10th in the MAC. This year, they have given up 847 yards rushing and 7.2 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are conceding 234.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Broncos are currently ranked 5th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -17
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