Buffalo Bulls vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 11/9/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Chippewas (-1)
Kelly/Shorts Stadium is where the Central Michigan Chippewas (3-6) will take on the Buffalo Bulls (5-4) on Wednesday. Central Michigan opens this contest as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 55.5.
The Buffalo Bulls step onto the field holding a record of 5-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Bulls faced the Ohio Bobcats and ended up losing by a score of 45-24. Mike Washington led the offense in rushing for the Bulls with 6 totes for 19 yds (3.2 yds per carry). Cole Snyder connected on 25/49 with 238 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 101.2 and ended the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Bulls gave up 157 yards on 35 tries, which is 4.5 yds per rush allowed. Buffalo conceded 20 pass completions on 29 tries for a total of 317 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the day, they tallied 77 plays which gave them 260 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ended up rushing 28 times and totaled 22 yds, which is an average of 0.8 yds per attempt.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Buffalo Bulls are averaging 30.1 points per game. As a unit they average 141.7 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 77th in college football. The Bulls have earned 3,449 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Buffalo has totaled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Buffalo has accounted for 196 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 48 penalties for 450 yds. They have surrendered the football 13 times.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Bulls are allowing 2,073 yards which has them ranked 66th in Division 1. They have relinquished 230.3 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 58.2%. Overall, they are conceding 400.9 yards per game which ranks them 89th in the country. They have yielded 14 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt and 170.6 yards on the ground per game on the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,535 yards on the ground through 9 games. The Bulls are sitting in 75th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 27.0 points per game.
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The Chippewas come into this matchup with a record of 3-6 for this year. In their last game, the Chippewas walked away with a victory by a final of 35-22 against the NIU Huskies. Jase Bauer ran the ball 14 times for 109 yards, walking away from the game with 7.8 yds per carry for Central Michigan. Daniel Richardson (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 150 yds on 13/22 through the air while his QB rating was 137.3. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 6.8. Central Michigan allowed 33 rush attempts for 158 yds (4.8 yds per rush). The Chippewas secondary allowed a completion rate of 39.4%, surrendering 158 yds on 13 out of 33 passing. The Chippewas finished the contest with a total of 451 yds on 81 plays (5.6 yds per play). Central Michigan ended up running for 4.5 yards per carry, totaling 245 yds on 54 attempts.
In terms of how much they score, the Chippewas currently rank 81st in Division 1 holding an average of 26.3 PPG. During the season so far, the Chippewas currently sit at 2,218 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 246.4 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 59th in college football. The Central Michigan Chippewas average 389.4 yards per contest, which is good for 70th in D-1. The Central Michigan offense has totaled 618 yds of penalties on 67 violations, which ranks 23rd in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Central Michigan has yielded a total of 1,129 rushing yards (125.4 yards/game) and 14 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 18 touchdowns through the air in addition to 235.4 yards/game, which has them in 74th in D-1. The Chippewas defense has taken part in 632 plays, ranking them 84th in college football. The Chippewas are conceding 29.0 points per game, which puts them 87th in the country. In total, they have conceded 261 points.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls +1
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