Toledo vs. Central Michigan Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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MAC rivals will battle when the Toledo Rockets (2-2) meet the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-3).

Toledo vs. Central Michigan Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing Toledo as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Toledo has -272 odds to pick up the win, while Central Michigan is listed at +222 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 56 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Toledo vs. Central Michigan Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NFL Network
  • Location: Toledo, Ohio
  • Stadium: The Glass Bowl

Betting Preview


Toledo is averaging 384.0 yards per game offensively this year (85th in the FBS), and are giving up 352.8 yards per game (55th) on defense. Toledo is putting up 31.8 points per game on offense, which ranks them 64th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 76th, allowing 26.0 points per contest. Toledo owns the 96th-ranked offense this season in terms of passing yards (207.5 passing yards per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 16th-best with just 165.8 passing yards allowed per game. Toledo has the 55th-ranked rushing offense this season (176.5 rushing yards per game), and has been less effective defensively, ranking 20th-worst with 187.0 rushing yards allowed per game. Toledo is averaging a 36.5% third-down conversion rate on offense (84th in the FBS), and ranks 55th on defense with a 35.5% third-down percentage allowed. With three forced turnovers (114th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (86th in the FBS), Toledo (-4) owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

Central Michigan

With 444.0 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Central Michigan ranks 49th in the FBS in 2022. Defensively, it ranks 94th, giving up 402.5 total yards per contest. Central Michigan ranks 70th in the FBS with 30.8 points per game on offense, and it ranks 102nd with 32.3 points allowed per game on defense. On the defensive side of the ball, Central Michigan is a bottom-25 pass unit, giving up 287.5 passing yards per game (15th-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on offense, posting 299.5 passing yards per contest (23rd-best). In terms of rushing, Central Michigan ranks 86th in the FBS on offense (144.5 rushing yards per game) and 46th on defense (115.0 rushing yards allowed per contest). Central Michigan ranks 99th in the FBS with a 34.5% third-down conversion rate, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 25th-best by allowing a 29.3% third-down rate. Central Michigan has a -6 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Toledo vs. Central Michigan Betting Analysis

Toledo Betting Insights

Toledo has covered the spread one time this season (1-2-0). Toledo is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 7-point favorites. Toledo games have gone over the total twice this season. The Rockets have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Rockets have played as a moneyline favorite of -272 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Chippewas Betting Insights

Central Michigan has covered the spread twice over four games with a set number. Central Michigan has a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 7-point underdogs. Central Michigan games have gone over the total twice this season. The Chippewas have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Chippewas have a record of 0-0 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +222 on the moneyline.

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Toledo vs. Central Michigan Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.2 49.5 53.5
Implied Total AVG 36.7 39.0 35.5
ATS Record 1-2-0 1-0-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.4 58.5 60.3
Implied Total AVG 41.8 41.0 42.5
ATS Record 2-1-1 0-1-1 2-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-0 0-2

Players to Watch


  • Maxen Hook has helped carry the Rockets’ defense with 20 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
  • As part of the Rockets’ defense, Dyontae Johnson has collected 1.0 TFL and 22 tackles in four games.
  • Chris McDonald has suited up for four games, recording 14 tackles and one interception for the Rockets.
  • A big piece of the Rockets’ defensive unit, Dallas Gant has 16 tackles and 1.0 TFL in four games.


  • In four games for the Chippewas, Thomas Incoom has totaled 3.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 10 tackles.
  • In four games for the Chippewas, Trey Jones has delivered one interception to go with 14 tackles and one pass defended.
  • John Wesley Whiteside has been wreaking havoc on defense, totaling 0.5 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and 10 tackles for the Chippewas.
  • Ronald Kent Jr. has registered 1.0 TFL and 13 tackles in four games for the Chippewas.

Toledo vs. Central Michigan Predictions and Pick

Toledo vs. Central Michigan betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Chippewas (+7)

    Pick OU:

    Over (56)

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How to Bet on Toledo vs. Central Michigan

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Central Michigan, and we project that Central Michigan will cover the spread (Toledo -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 56 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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