Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan - 11/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Michigan Chippewas (6-5) at Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-4)
College Football: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Rynearson Stadium)
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles PK -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The Central Michigan Chippewas and Eastern Michigan Eagles meet Tuesday night in MAC college football action at Rynearson Stadium on ESPN3.
The Central Michigan Chippewas hope to win their seventh game of the season to improve their bowl positioning. The Central Michigan Chippewas have won five of their last eight road games. Cooper Rush is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 3,043 yards, 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Rush has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Corey Willis and Mark Chapman have combined for 1,422 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Tyler Conklin has 37 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 117.9 yards per contest, and Devon Spalding leads the way with 652 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 28.5 points and 361.5 yards per game. Malik Fountain leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 79 tackles, Joe Ostman has eight sacks and Amari Coleman has three interceptions.
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles also look to improve their bowl position with their seventh win of the season. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have lost their last three home games. Brogan Roback is completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 2,039 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Roback has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Sergio Bailey II and Antoine Porter have combined for 1,168 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nigel Kilby has 31 receptions. The Eastern Michigan Eagles ground game is averaging 155.9 yards per contest, and Ian Eriksen leads the way with 741 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Eastern Michigan is allowing 31.2 points and 440.7 yards per game. Jason Beck leads the Eastern Michigan Eagles with 90 tackles, Pat O'Connor has seven sacks and DaQuan Pace has three interceptions.
The Chippewas are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 16-37 ATS in their last 53 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Chippewas are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Eastern Michigan and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
I've been siding with the home team a lot this week given that it's senior day for a lot of these teams and the home squad is going to play hard in hopes of sending the veterans off with a victory. However, Central Michigan is the better team here and has won the last four meetings against Eastern Michigan. The Eastern Michigan Eagles have also lost three straight at home. In a pick em game, it's hard not to side with the Chippewas even though they're on the road.