MAC opponents will clash when the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-5) meet the Bowling Green Falcons (3-4).
Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with bookmakers listing Central Michigan as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Central Michigan has -248 odds to pick up the win, while Bowling Green is listed at +196 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 50.5 points.
How to Watch Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN3
- Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
- Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Central Michigan is averaging 391.1 yards per game on offense, which ranks 75th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the Chippewas rank 60th, allowing 370.6 yards per contest. Central Michigan ranks 85th in scoring offense (26.3 points per game) and 88th in scoring defense (29.3 points allowed per game) this year. Central Michigan is averaging 256.9 passing yards per game on offense this year (52nd in the FBS), and is surrendering 246.4 passing yards per game (90th) on the other side of the ball. Central Michigan is putting up 134.3 rushing yards per game on offense (90th in the FBS), and ranks 39th on defense with 124.1 rushing yards allowed per game. Central Michigan sports the 16th-best third-down defense this season (30.2% third-down percentage allowed), but ranks 22nd-worst on the offensive side of the ball (33.0% third-down percentage). Central Michigan owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -8, forcing six turnovers (108th in the FBS) while turning it over 14 times (118th in the FBS).
Bowling Green has plenty of room to get better, as it ranks 22nd-worst in total yards per game (335.3) and 16th-worst in total yards allowed per game (449.0). Bowling Green’s defense has been bottom-25 in scoring defense this season, surrendering 37.0 points per game, which ranks eighth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 92nd with 25.3 points per contest. Bowling Green ranks 85th in passing yards per game (222.4), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 13th-worst in the FBS with 279.7 passing yards allowed per contest. Bowling Green’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 112.9 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, surrendering 169.3 rushing yards per contest (96th-ranked). Bowling Green’s defense has been bottom-25 on third down this season, ceding a 49.5% third-down conversion rate, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 96th with a 49.5% third-down rate. With 12 forced turnovers (28th in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (72nd in the FBS) this season, Bowling Green ranks 43rd in the FBS with a turnover margin of +2.
Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Betting Analysis
Central Michigan Betting Insights
Central Michigan has covered the spread two times this season (2-4-1). Central Michigan has yet to cover the spread when they are at least 6.5-point favorites (0-2-1). Games involving the Central Michigan have hit the over twice this season. The Chippewas have put together a 1-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). The Chippewas have played as a moneyline favorite of -248 or shorter in just two games this season, and they split 1-1.
Falcons Betting Insights
Bowling Green has covered the spread two times this season (2-4-1). Bowling Green has a record of 2-1-1 ATS when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs. This season, Bowling Green games have hit the over five times. The Falcons have won two of the five games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Falcons have entered four games this season as the underdog by +196 or more and are 1-0 in those contests.
Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||59.5||60.0||59.1|
|Implied Total AVG||38.6||39.0||38.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-2||0-2||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-3||0-0||0-3|
|Point Total AVG||52.2||51.6||53.0|
|Implied Total AVG||33.1||30.0||37.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||1-1||0-1||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-3||2-1||0-2|
Players to Watch
- As part of the Chippewas’ defensive unit, Thomas Incoom has delivered 22 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and six sacks in seven games.
- Kyle Moretti has helped spur the Chippewas’ defense with 1.5 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and 29 tackles in seven games.
- As part of the Chippewas’ defensive unit, Trey Jones has delivered one interception to go along with 31 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended in seven games.
- A key piece of the Chippewas’ defensive unit, Donte Kent has 21 tackles, one sack, and one pass defended in seven games.
- In seven games for the Falcons, Karl Brooks has totaled 4.5 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 15 tackles.
- In seven games for the Falcons, JB Brown has delivered 16 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
- In seven games for the Falcons, Demetrius Hardamon has compiled 11 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
- On defense, Darren Anders has piled up 25 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks in seven games.
Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Predictions and Pick
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Our pick to win this contest is Central Michigan, and we project that Bowling Green will cover the spread (Central Michigan -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 50.5 points.