Miami (OH) Redhawks vs. Central Michigan Chippewas - 12/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Central Michigan Chippewas at Miami (OH) Redhawks

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Ford Field)

Central Michigan Chippewas -6.0 . Total Even

TV: ESPN2

The Miami (OH) Redhawks and the Central Michigan Chippewas meet in the Marathon MAC Championship Game.  The Redhawks are (7-5), after falling 41-27 to Ball State.  The Chippewas are (8-4), coming off a 49-7 win over Toledo.

In the Redhawks loss to Ball State, Miami (OH) was guided on offense by quarterback Brett Gabbert.  Gabbert completed 6 of his attempts for 116 yds and a touchdown.  Jaylon Bester added 59 yds rushing on 15 carries and a touchdown.  The Redhawks took a 27-14 lead into the locker room, but gave up 27 straight unanswered points to Ball State.  The Redhawks were out gained 578 to 275.  The Redhawks blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in the loss.

In the Chippewas win over Toledo, Central Michigan was led offensively by running back Kobe Lewis.  Lewis rushed for 131 yds on 22 carries, and 2 touchdowns.  The Chippewas backfield as a whole, rushed for 289 yds and 5 touchdowns.  Quarterback Quinten Dormady completed 15 of 19 passes for 250 yds and 2 scores.  Central Michigan out gained Toledo, 552 to 256.  Central Michigan allowed Toledo to rush for just 83 yds.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Redhawks are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 conference games.

Redhawks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.

The under is 4-1 in Redhawks last 5 games overall.

Chippewas are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Chippewas are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.

The over is 6-1 in Chippewas last 7 games overall.

The under is 5-2 in the last 7 matchups between the two schools.  The Redhawks come into this contest winners of 5 of their last 6 games.  The Chippewas have won 3 in a row and 6 of their last 7.  The Chippewas have had a much easier time with conference opponents then the Redhawks have.  Miami (OH) has squeaked a couple wins out, while Central Michigan blew out those same teams.  The Chippewas beat Ball State two weeks ago, while the Redhawks are coming off a 14 point loss to Ball State.  The Chippewas are averaging almost 9 more points offensively then the Redhawks at nearly 33 per game.  The Redhawks defensively are giving up almost 29 per game.  I'll take the Chippewas to cover by at least a touchdown, as they have performed better in the MAC.  Final score prediction, Central Michigan will win and cover, 34-24. 

Chris’s Pick CMU -6.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.