Central Michigan Dominates NCAAF Odds vs Kent State

Posted by Aaron . on November 17, 2015 in

Central Michigan (5-5) has a chance to gain bowl eligibility Wednesday night as they head to Kent State to take on the Golden Flashes (3-7). The Chippewas of Central Michigan are favored to win this game by 10.5, and they also have the motivation to have the chance to earn a bowl bid.

Central Michigan vs Kent State Preview & College Football Odds

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 18th, 8:00 PM
Location: Dix Stadium, Kent, Ohio
NCAAF Odds:  Central Michigan -10½
TV: Fox
Live Streaming: cmuchipewas.com

Central Michigan is an team that is defensively minded first. They had a chance to gain bowl eligibility last week but lost 28-23 to Toledo. Toledo rolled up 485 yards on the Chippewas, excelling on the ground and in the air, while Central Michigan struggled to establish the ground game, failing to put up even 60 yards on the ground. Quarterback Cooper Rush did have a fine passing game, going 33 for 52 for 349 yards and two scores with an interception. His top target was Jesse Kroll, who hauled in seven catches for 130 yards. However, in crunch time, the Chippewas could not find the end zone like they needed to, which is why they fell.

Kent State Football

The Golden Flashes have fallen off the table as the regular season starts coming to a close. Their seven losses mean that they won’t be bowl eligible, and last week they were walloped by Ohio U., 27-0. They lost the yardage game 447-191 and had two costly turnovers. Ohio quarterback Derrius Vick gave the Kent State defense fits all night, while Kent State only averaged three yards per carry on the ground. Quarterback George Bollas struggled, going 16 for 31 for 111 yards with a pair of picks. Antwan Dixon did catch five passes for 62 yards, including a 44-yard play, but it was not enough.

Central Michigan is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games after a straight up loss. They are 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six Wednesday contests. If you like over/under action, the under is 4-0 in Central Michigan’s last four road games against a team that has a losing record at home. The under is also 4-0 in Kent State’s last four games after permitting fewer than 170 yards threw the air, and the under is also 5-0 in the last five Kent State games after a contest in which they gained fewer than 170 yards through the air.

Central Michigan NCAAF Odds Game Cover

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I’d be reluctant to take the under here because of the fact that Central Michigan could get off to a rout here. I would certainly take the Chippewas, because that 8.5-point line will be covered by halftime, if not earlier.