Central Michigan Chippewas vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-20.5)
Tiger Stadium is where the LSU Tigers (1-1) will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-1) on Saturday. Central Michigan opens this contest as 20.5-point underdogs. The total is 59.5.
The Central Michigan Chippewas step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Chippewas went up against the Robert Morris Colonials and walked away with a win by a score of 45-0. Jacob Sirmon went 12/16 with 110 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 194.6 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Lew Nichols was the rushing leader for the Chippewas with 17 attempts for 79 yds (4.6 yards per carry). The Central Michigan Chippewas ran the ball 56 different times and amassed 310 yds, which is an average of 5.5 yds per attempt. On the day, they ran 81 plays which gave them 515 yds. Central Michigan relinquished 5 completions on 8 attempts for a total of 13 yards, and a completion rate of 62.5%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Chippewas gave up 96 yds on 30 attempts, which is 3.2 yards per rush surrendered.
When talking about scoring, the Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 34.5 points per outing. As a team they hold an average of 242.0 yards rushing which ranks them 17th in the nation. The Chippewas have tallied 990 total yards this year. With reference to scoring, Central Michigan has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. Central Michigan has accumulated 55 first downs as a team, and they have committed 15 infractions for 129 yds.
The Chippewas are ranked 52nd in the country regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 17.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per running attempt and 153.5 rushing yards per contest this season. In total, they have allowed 307 rushing yards through 2 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Chippewas have conceded 270 yards which puts them in 45th in the nation. They have yielded 135.0 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.0%. During the season, they have relinquished 288.5 yards per contest ranking them 66th in Division 1.
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The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Tigers got the victory with a final of 34-7 when they faced the McNeese State Cowboys. Max Johnson (3 TDs) finished the contest with 161 yards on 18/27 through the air while his QB rating was 153.4. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 6.0. Corey Kiner carried the ball 11 times for 56 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.1 yards per attempt for LSU. The Tigers finished the game with 305 yds on 73 plays (4.2 yds per play). LSU ran the football for 3.5 yards per tote, totaling 125 yds on 36 carries. LSU surrendered 42 rushing attempts for 51 yards (1.2 yards per carry). The Tigers passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 50.0%, surrendering 91 yards on 10 for 20 through the air.
The LSU Tigers maintain an average of 189.5 yards/contest, which is good for 118th in the country. The LSU offense has 10 penalty yards on 2 violations, which is 130th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. During this campaign thus far, the Tigers have thrown for 330 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 165.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 87th in the country. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Tigers currently sit 68th in Division 1 holding an average of 30.5 points per game.
LSU has allowed a total of 223 rushing yards (111.5 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have surrendered 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 130.0 yards per outing, which puts them in 41st in Division 1. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 59 plays, which is good for 16th in Division 1. The Tigers are giving up 22.5 PPG, which has them ranked 82nd in Division 1. This year, they have allowed 45 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -20.5
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