Central Michigan at Kent State - 11/18/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (5-5) at Kent State Golden Flashes (3-7)
College Football: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Dix Stadium)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +10 -- Over/Under: 40.5 See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Kent State Golden Flashes play Wednesday night at Dix Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas look to become bowl eligible for the third time in four years. Cooper Rush is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 2,975 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Rush has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Jesse Kroll and Anthony Rice have combined for 1,211 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Mark Chapman has 37 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 93.3 yards per contest, and Jahray Hayes leads the way with 267 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 22.3 points and 334 yards per game. Kavon Frazier leads the Chippewas with 88 tackles, Tony Annese has two interceptions and Blake Serpa has three sacks. Joe Ostman and Stefon Armstead are questionable.
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The Kent State Golden Flashes could use a nice home win after losing four of their last five games. George Bollas is completing 59 percent of his passes for 643 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions. Bollas has one touchdown pass in his last three games. Antwan Dixon and Raekwon James have combined for 550 receiving yards and one touchdown while Kris White has 17 receptions. The Kent State Golden Flashes ground game is averaging 140.3 yards per contest, and Trayion Durham leads the way with 372 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kent State is allowing 26.6 points and 339 yards per game. Nate Holley leads the Golden Flashes with 108 tackles, Demetrius Monday has six interceptions and Terence Waugh has 8.5 sacks. Nick Holley is questionable with a hip injury.
The Chippewas are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 conference games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Kent State has been shutout in two of its last three games and has been really struggling on both sides of the ball all year. Central Michigan is a polished offensive team that can move the ball and put points up. The Chippewas also are playing for a bowl spot. I'll side with the road team by double digits.