Central Michigan Chippewas vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 11/11/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs NIU Huskies
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Location: Huskie Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan (-3.5)
Huskie Stadium is the site where Ross Bowers and the NIU Huskies (0-1) will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-0) on Wednesday. NIU opens this matchup as 3.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 59.5.
The last time they took the field, the Central Michigan Chippewas faced the Ohio Bobcats and earned the win by a score of 30-27. Daniel Richardson went 23/41 with 243 yards by way of the pass and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Kobe Lewis paced the team in rushing in this contest. He tore off a long run of 11 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this contest. He rushed for 112 yards via 28 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per run. Kalil Pimpleton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 65 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per reception in this contest.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 30 PPG. As a team they average 184 yards on the ground which has them sitting 43rd in D-1. The Chippewas have racked up 427 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Central Michigan has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 3 rushing touchdowns. The Chippewas are ranked 65th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 27 PPG. They are allowing 3.1 yards per rushing attempt and 110 rushing yards per game for the year. Regarding passing yards, the Chippewas are giving up 235 yds which puts them in 24th in college football. During the season, they have yielded 345 yards per contest which has them ranked 41st in D-1.
Daniel Richardson has completed 24 of his attempted career 44 throws for a completion percentage of 54.5%. He is averaging 122 yards per contest. For his college career, Richardson has thrown for a total of 244 yds with 1 touchdown with no interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 108.6 with a touchdown rate of 2.3%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 4 different times for a total of 9 yards.
In their last game, the NIU Huskies took the field against the Buffalo Bulls and ended up taking the loss by a score of 49-30. Ross Bowers went 17/28 with 202 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest. Harrison Waylee paced the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 66 yards on 13 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per run. Tyrice Richie was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 106 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 11.8 yards per catch in this game.
In terms of how much they score, the Huskies are ranking 51st in Division 1 by scoring 30 points per outing. Over the course of the season to this point, the Huskies have compiled 241, which is ranked 55th in the nation. They maintain an average of 156 yards per game. The NIU Huskies maintain an average of 397 yards per contest which has them sitting 72nd in the country. The Huskies are conceding 49 PPG, which has them 135th in the nation. This year, they have relinquished 49 points in total. NIU has conceded a total of 182 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have surrendered 1 touchdown from the passing game and 175 yards per contest, ranking them 24th in the country.
Bowers has thrown for 26 touchdowns while giving up 21 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 3.3% and his interception rate is 2.6%. He has taken off and run for -274 yards on 102 attempts. He averages 217.1 passing yards per contest with a 121.4 QB rating. In the 25 contests in his career, Ross Bowers has completed 463 of his 793 tries for a total of 5,427 yds.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Huskies +3.5
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