Toledo Rockets vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Chippewas (+4.5)
The Toledo Rockets (3-3) are on their way to Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas (3-3). Toledo is 4.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 51.5.
The Toledo Rockets come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Rockets faced off with the NIU Huskies and went home with a loss by a final score of 22-20. DeQuan Finn connected on 10/17 with 186 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 189.6 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Bryant Koback was the leader on the ground for the Rockets with 12 carries for 91 yards (7.6 yards per attempt). The Toledo Rockets ran the ball a total of 22 different times and totaled 135 yards, which had them averaging 6.1 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 53 plays which gave them 371 yards. Toledo conceded 14 completions on 24 tries for a total of 154 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.3%. In the running game, the Rockets gave up 242 yds on 55 tries, which is an average of 4.4 yards per run allowed.
The Rockets have earned 2,355 yards in total this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Toledo has amassed 7 touchdowns through the air and 11 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 3 times. Toledo has amassed 104 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 61 infractions for 556 yards. As a team they're averaging 163.3 yards in the run game which ranks them 67th in D-1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Toledo Rockets hold an average of 28.5 points per outing.
The Rockets are ranked 32nd in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 17.5 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per rush on the ground and 146.2 rushing yards per game this season. For the season, they have allowed 877 running yards through 6 games. When talking about passing yards, the Rockets have allowed 1,007 yards which has them ranked 31st in the nation. They are conceding 167.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 53.2%. For the season, they are conceding 314.0 yards/contest ranking them 39th in college football. They have granted 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Chippewas come into this game with a record of 3-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Chippewas went home victorious with a score of 30-27 when they played the Ohio Bobcats. Daniel Richardson (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 257 yards on 16/30 through the air while his QB rate was 123.0. He had 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.6. Lew Nichols carried the rock 30 times for 186 yds, ending the game with 6.2 yards per carry for Central Michigan. Central Michigan rushed the ball for 5.0 yards per carry, finishing with 204 yards on 41 carries. The Chippewas finished the contest with a total of 461 yards on 71 plays (6.5 yds per play). The Chippewas secondary gave up a completion percentage of 68.4%, surrendering 190 yards on 13 out of 19 through the air. Central Michigan allowed 46 attempts on the ground for 179 yds (3.9 yds per carry).
The Central Michigan Chippewas hold an average of 460.7 yards/contest, which is good for 26th in college football. The Central Michigan offense has totaled 324 yds of penalties on 34 violations, which ranks 75th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season to this point, the Chippewas have compiled 1,789 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 298.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 20th in D-1. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Chippewas currently sit 73rd in college football scoring 28.0 points per game.
The Chippewas are relinquishing 27.5 points per game, ranking them 94th in the country. Central Michigan has allowed a total of 776 rushing yards (129.3 yards per game) and 7 touchdowns rushing this season. This season, they have surrendered 165 total points. They have given up 13 touchdowns through the air and 267.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 121st in D-1. The Chippewas defense has taken part in 380 plays, which has them sitting 69th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Chippewas +4.5
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