Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (2-8) at Central Michigan Chippewas (6-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 15, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -15 -- Over/Under:
Kelly/Shorts Stadium and the Central Michigan Chippewas welcome the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks to town.
The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks have shown more improvement then one would think by looking at their 2-8 record although they were far from competitive in a 41-10 loss to visiting Western Michigan heading in to their week eleven bye. This was reasonably competitive until the Broncos went off a 17-0 second half run. The numbers tell the story with WNU racking up almost 500 yards with running and passing ability while the Redhawks struggled to establish anything with 236 yards. Miami (Ohio) was not able to gain much more then three yards per shot and when the offense turned to the air the results weren't any better. The QB combo of Andrew Hendrix and Drew Kummer combined for 11-29 for 149 yards with an interception each.
The Central Michigan Chippewas look like one of the more dangerous teams in the conference with wins in four of five with both sides of the ball. That was the case once again in a 38-7 rout at Eastern Michigan heading in to their bye. This one was never in doubt with the Chippewas leading 31-0 heading in to the locker room before turning things over to the defense who allowed a mere 97 yards and forced two turnovers. On the flip side the Chips did what they wanted with over 500 yards and 40 minutes of possession. Cooper Rush was highly efficient through the air with an 18-23 performance for 223 yards with a 15 yard touchdown toss to Titus Davis. The CMU ground attack was dominated by the duo of Saylor Lavalli and Devon Spalding wo combined for 259 yards on 42 carries with a pair of touchdowns each.
The Redhawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and the Redhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home while going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. For Central Michigan the Chippewas are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game and are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games in November while the over is 5-0 in Chippewas last 5 games following a bye week. Head to head the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings while the Redhawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The Chippewas are good enough to win big but over two touchdowns with an improved team is tough to pass up...