Central Michigan Chippewas vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds
The Minutemen will try to win and cover the spread at Gillette Stadium on Friday when they get a visit from the Chippewas in Week 13 action.
The Minutemen currently sports a record of 1-10, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7 ATS. The Chippewas are 5-6 and 4-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minutemen post a 6-5 over under record this season, while the Chippewas have gone 6-3-1 against the number.
Betting Line: The Minutemen were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 124-rated Minutemen and the No. 106-rated Chippewas in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 22-1 win for the Chippewas on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 11.9 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 34.5 PPG. The Minutemen aerial game is averaging 180.6 yards per game, less than the Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 243.4 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Chippewas own the league's No. 122-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 279.5 yards per game when on the road. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 121 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Central Michigan was a 30-16 winner at home against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (46) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, Central Michigan got a 113-yard performance from Zurlon Tipton as a key part of its 30-16 win over Miami (Ohio).
Massachusetts lost its last outing, a 29-19 result against Buffalo on November 17. Massachusetts covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 48 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing in November are 3-4
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Chippewas at Minutemen trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 9 games
Central Michigan is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Central Michigan is 5-19 ATS in its last 24 games
Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Massachusetts is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Massachusetts is 1-21 SU in its last 22 games