Central Michigan Chippewas vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 12/31/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
Location: Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-10)
Arizona Stadium is where the Boise State Broncos (7-5) will meet the Central Michigan Chippewas (8-4) on Friday in the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl. Central Michigan opens this matchup as 10-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 53.5.
The Central Michigan Chippewas head into this matchup 8-4 this season. In their last game, the Chippewas played the Eastern Michigan Eagles and went home with a win by a final score of 31-10. Daniel Richardson went 12/24 with 130 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 114.7 and finished the game with 1 pick. Lew Nichols was the best rusher for the Chippewas with 44 carries for 194 yards (4.4 yards per carry). The Central Michigan Chippewas ran the rock 52 different times and accrued 236 yds, which is an average of 4.5 yds per carry. On the day, they ran 76 plays for 366 yds. Central Michigan relinquished 24 completions on 35 tries for a total of 221 yds, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Chippewas gave up 5 yards on 27 tries, which averages out to 0.2 yards per run allowed.
The Chippewas have earned 5,423 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Central Michigan has compiled 30 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 times. Central Michigan has 284 first downs as a team, and they have committed 71 penalties for 636 yards. As a team they have an average of 181.8 yards in the run game which ranks them 47th in college football. When talking about scoring, the Central Michigan Chippewas hold an average of 33.0 points per contest.
The Chippewas sit in 66th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 26.2 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 131.7 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,580 yards via the ground game in 12 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Chippewas are allowing 3,154 yds which has them ranked 111th in D-1. They have yielded 262.8 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.6%. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 394.4 yards per outing ranking them 81st in Division 1. They have relinquished 20 touchdowns by air as well as 17 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Broncos come into this game with a record of 7-5 for this season. In their last game, the Broncos took a loss by a final score of 27-16 when they played the San Diego State Aztecs. George Holani carried the football 20 times for 70 yds, finishing the game with 3.5 yds per carry for Boise State. Hank Bachmeier (2 TDs) finished the contest with 222 yards on 21/40 through the air while his QB rating was 105.6. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.6. Boise State allowed 37 rush attempts for 119 yds (3.2 yds per rush). The Broncos passing defense conceded a completion rate of 57.1%, surrendering 290 yds on 20 out of 35 through the air. The Broncos finished with 320 yards and they ran 76 plays (4.2 yds per play). Boise State rushed for 2.7 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 92 yards on 34 carries.
The Boise State Broncos average 384.5 yards/contest, ranking them 80th in the nation. The Boise State offense has accrued 596 yds of penalties on 59 infractions, which has them sitting 111th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. For the season to this point, the Broncos have thrown for a total of 3,128 passing yards in addition to an average of 260.7 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 40th in college football. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Broncos currently sit 62nd in D-1 scoring 29.2 points per game.
The Broncos are surrendering 19.0 PPG, which has them sitting 12th in D-1. Boise State has given up a total of 1,904 yards via the ground game (158.7 yards per outing) and 14 touchdowns rushing on the year. This season, they have given up 228 pts. They have conceded 12 touchdowns through the air and 206.9 yards/outing, which has them ranked 32nd in the nation. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 797 plays, which ranks 36th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chippewas +10
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