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Week 3: Central Michigan vs Bucknell 9/17/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Bucknell Bison (0-2) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (0-2)
September 17, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -40 / Bucknell Bison +40 Over/Under: -
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The Central Michigan Chippewas and Bucknell Bison clash Saturday night in week 3 college football action at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Bucknell Bison need a win to avoid a 0-3 start. The Central Michigan Chippewas look to avoid their first 0-3 start since the 2018 season.

The Bucknell Bison have lost each of their last 7 road games. Ethan Grady is completing 43.1 percent of his passes for 212 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Damian Harris and Coleman Bennett have combined for 146 receiving yards on 10 catches, while Okeyo Ayungo has 4 receptions. The Bucknell Bison ground game is averaging 89 yards per contest, and Rushawn Baker leads the way with 116 yards on 25 carries. Defensively, Bucknell is allowing 19 points and 354.5 yards per game. Brent Jackson leads the Bucknell Bison with 20 tackles, Tyler Alston has 1.5 sacks and Gavin Pringle has 1 interception.

The Central Michigan Chippewas have won 5 of their last 7 home games. Daniel Richardson is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 691 yards, 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. Carlos Carriere and Joel Wilson have combined for 281 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jalen McGaughy has 7 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 101.5 yards per contest, and Lew Nicholls III leads the way with 92 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 48 points and 516.5 yards per game. Trey Jones leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 16 tackles, Thomas Incoom has 2 sacks and Donte Kent has 3 pass deflections.

The Bison are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Chippewas are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bison last 5 road games. The over is 4-1 in Chippewas last 5 non-conference games.

The Bucknell Bison have shown you through 2 games against low level competition that they’re not a good team. However, the Central Michigan Chippewas are one of the worst defensive teams in the FBS, allowing 96 points up to this point. South Alabama receivers were running down the field wide open constantly last week. Also, a possible look ahead spot for Central Michigan with Penn State on deck. This line is crazy. Give me Bucknell and the points. The Chippewas can’t stop anybody defensively.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Bucknell Bison +40

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