Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Prediction, 11/16/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Location: Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Chippewas (-4.5)
The Central Michigan Chippewas (4-6) will play the Western Michigan Broncos (3-7) at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Wednesday. Western Michigan opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 55.5.
The Western Michigan Broncos head into this matchup 3-7 for this year. In their last game, the Broncos played the NIU Huskies and took a loss by a final of 24-21. Treyson Bourguet went 15/30 with 185 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 112.8 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. Sean Tyler led the offense in rushing for the Broncos with 18 totes for 97 yds (5.4 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they ran 69 plays which totaled 316 yds. The Western Michigan Broncos ended up rushing 39 times and totaled 131 yds, which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per tote. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Broncos conceded 220 yards on 45 attempts, which is an average of 4.9 yds per rush allowed. Western Michigan surrendered 8 completions on 18 attempts for 133 yds, and a completion percentage of 44.4%.
The Broncos have earned 3,078 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Western Michigan has totaled 10 touchdowns through the air and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 20 different times. Western Michigan has tallied 177 first downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 69 infractions for 645 yds. As a team they're averaging 124.6 yards in the run game which is 100th in Division 1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Western Michigan Broncos have an average of 19.6 points per contest.
The Broncos rank 73rd in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 26.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 142.3 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have conceded 1,423 rushing yards through 10 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Broncos are conceding 2,216 yds which has them sitting in 61st in the country. They have yielded 221.6 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the year, they have given up 363.9 yards per contest which ranks them 50th in college football. They have conceded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Chippewas come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 for this season. For their last game, the Chippewas took home the win by a final score of 31-27 against the Buffalo Bulls. Bert Emanuel Jr. carried the football 24 times for 293 yards, ending the contest with 12.2 yds per attempt for Central Michigan. Daniel Richardson ended the contest with 95 yards on 7/14 through the air while his QB rating was 107. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 6.8. Central Michigan allowed 57 rushing attempts for 240 yds (4.2 yds per rush). The Chippewas passing defense gave up a completion rate of 59.4%, relinquishing 191 yds on 19 out of 32 passing. The Chippewas finished the game with a total of 420 yds on 53 plays (7.9 yds per play). Central Michigan rushed for 8.4 yards per tote, finishing with 303 yds on 36 carries.
The Central Michigan Chippewas maintain an average of 392.5 yards per game, which has them sitting 65th in Division 1. The Central Michigan offense has 633 penalty yards on 70 violations, which ranks 32nd in college football in terms of hurting your team. During the season to this point, the Chippewas currently sit at 2,335 passing yards not to mention an average of 233.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 65th in Division 1. In terms of putting points on the board, the Chippewas are 79th in D-1 maintaining an average of 26.8 PPG.
The Chippewas are giving up 28.8 points per game, which puts them 89th in Division 1. Central Michigan has given up a total of 1,369 rushing yards (136.9 yards per outing) as well as 17 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. Overall, they have conceded 288 points in total. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns through the air as well as 231.0 yards per game, which puts them in 75th in Division 1. The Chippewas defense has participated in 721 plays, which has them sitting 104th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chippewas college football game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Chippewas -4.5
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