Central Michigan Chippewas vs NIU Huskies Prediction, 11/2/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs NIU Huskies
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Location: Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Huskies (-4.5)
The Central Michigan Chippewas (2-6) are en route to Huskie Stadium on Wednesday where they will meet the NIU Huskies (2-6). NIU opens as 4.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 55.
The Central Michigan Chippewas step onto the field holding a record of 2-6 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Chippewas faced the Bowling Green Falcons and took a loss by a final of 34-18. Jase Bauer went 18/25 with 185 yards through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 139.4 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Jase Bauer led the offense in rushing for the Chippewas with 16 attempts for 109 yards (6.8 yds per carry). The Central Michigan Chippewas ended up rushing 29 times and accumulated 102 yds, earning them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. Overall, they tallied 59 plays which converted into 306 yards. Central Michigan allowed 18 completions on 21 tries for 253 yds, and a completion rate of 85.7%. In the running game, the Chippewas gave up 101 yards on 41 attempts, which averages out to 2.5 yds per rush surrendered.
The Chippewas have attained 3,054 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Central Michigan has compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 18 times. Central Michigan has amassed 172 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 57 infractions for 515 yds. As a team they average 130.3 yards rushing giving them a rank of 94th in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Central Michigan Chippewas are averaging 25.3 PPG.
The Chippewas rank 95th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 29.9 points per contest. The opposition is running for 3.2 yards per rush and 121.4 rushing yards per game so far this year. Overall, they have conceded 971 running yards through 8 contests. Regarding passing yards, the Chippewas have given up 1,961 yards which has them sitting in 80th in Division 1. They have yielded 245.1 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 62.6%. In total, they have allowed 366.5 yards/game ranking them 59th in the country. They have yielded 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Huskies head into this game 2-6 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Huskies took a defeat with a final score of 24-17 against the Ohio Bobcats. Antario Brown carried the rock 16 times for 160 yds, finishing the game with 10.0 yds per carry for NIU. Justin Lynch ended the game with 110 yards on 9/18 passing while his quarterback rate was 101.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.1. NIU allowed 33 attempts on the ground for 154 yards (4.7 yards per carry). The Huskies passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 53.8%, relinquishing 200 yds on 14 for 26 through the air. The Huskies ended up finishing with 377 yds while running 66 plays (5.7 yards per play). NIU ran the ball for 5.6 yds per carry, finishing the game with 267 yards on 48 attempts.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Huskies are sitting 60th in D-1 averaging 30.8 PPG. Over the course of the season thus far, the Huskies have compiled 1,564 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 195.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 107th in the country. The NIU Huskies have an average of 397.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 69th in the nation. The NIU offense has racked up 431 yds of penalties on 48 violations, which has them ranked 77th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The Huskies are conceding 33.0 PPG, which has them sitting 116th in Division 1. NIU has allowed a total of 967 yards via the ground game (120.9 yards/game) in addition to 7 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 264 points. They have surrendered 25 touchdowns through the air as well as 268.3 yards/outing, which has them ranked 109th in the nation. The Huskies defense has been on the field for 517 plays, which has them sitting 32nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Chippewas/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chippewas +4.5
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