Ohio Bobcats (7-3) at Central Michigan Chippewas (5-5)
College Football: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ohio Bobcats and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Tuesday night in a MAC college football game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on ESPN2.
The Ohio Bobcats look for their fourth straight win in order to keep their lead in the MAC East division. The Ohio Bobcats have won three straight road games. Greg Windham is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 1,366 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Windham remains questionable due to an ankle injury after missing last week. Sebastian Smith and Papi White have combined for 1,109 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jordan Reid has 33 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 195.6 yards per contest, and Dorian Brown leads the way with 656 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 23 points and 380.5 yards per game. Blair Brown leads the Ohio Bobcats with 89 tackles, Tarell Basham has nine sacks and Javon Hagan has three interceptions.
The Central Michigan Chippewas hope to snap a three-game losing streak and become bowl eligible with their last home game. The Central Michigan Chippewas have won seven of their last 10 home games. Cooper Rush is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 2,775 yards, 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Rush has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Corey Willis and Tyler Conklin have combined for 1,283 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Mark Chapman has 32 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 127.9 yards per contest, and Devon Spalding leads the way with 652 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 29.3 points and 361.9 yards per game. Malik Fountain leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 77 tackles, Joe Ostman has six sacks and Amari Coleman has three interceptions.
The Bobcats are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Chippewas are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Central Michigan has won six of the last seven games against Ohio, which includes a 28-10 victory in the last meeting in 2014. You also have to factor in the injury and questionable status with Windham. This is also Central Michigan's last home game and a chance to become bowl eligible. It's going to be a huge game for the seniors and the Central Michigan Chippewas overall. I'm going to side with Central Michigan in this spot, as I expect Rush to have a big game.