Central Michigan Chippewas (5-4) at Miami-OH RedHawks (3-6)
College Football: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Fred C Yager Stadium)
The Line: Miami-OH RedHawks +4 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Miami of Ohio Redhawks play a MAC college football game Friday night at Yager Stadium.
The Central Michigan Chippewas could use a bounce back victory after losing four of their last six games. The Central Michigan Chippewas will become bowl eligible for a third straight season with a victory. Cooper Rush is completing 59 percent of his passes for 2,533 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Rush has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Corey Willis and Tyler Conklin have combined for 1,163 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Mark Chapman has 28 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 136.5 yards per contest, and Devon Spalding leads the way with 652 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 28.4 points and 353.7 yards per game. Malik Fountain leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 69 tackles, Joe Ostman has five sacks and Amari Coleman has three interceptions.
The Miami of Ohio Redhawks look to build on their three-game winning streak to turn their season around. The Miami of Ohio Redhawks have to win out in order to become bowl eligible. Gus Ragland is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 571 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Ragland and Noah Wezensky have combined for eight touchdown passes this season. James Gardner and Jared Murphy have combined for 974 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Rokeem Williams has 12 receptions. The Miami of Ohio Redhawks ground game is averaging 124.2 yards per contest, and Alonzo Smith leads the way with 481 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Miami of Ohio is allowing 25.7 points and 350 yards per game. Junior McMullen leads the Miami of Ohio Redhawks with 62 tackles, JT Jones has 6.5 sacks and De'Andre Montgomery has three interceptions.
The Chippewas are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Redhawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Chippewas are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Miami of Ohio Redhawks have been able to turn things around with Ragland at quarterback and now have something to play for with a bowl berth still within reach. Central Michigan has been hit or miss its last several games and Rush has thrown six picks in his last three contests. I find it hard to bet against the Redhawks with how well they're playing at the moment. Give me the home team and the points here.