Central Michigan Chippewas at Miami (OH) Redhawks
|Date & Time||Saturday December 7, 2019, 12:00 PM (EST)|
Central Michigan Chippewas -6.0 . Total Even
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.