NCAAF Matchup - Chippewas Broncos Odds Preview
Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Chippewas host the Broncos at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Week 10 action.
The Chippewas sit at 3-5 (2-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Broncos are currently 3-6 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Michigan is 4-2-1 OU, and Western Michigan is 4-4 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 93-rated Chippewas and the No. 61-ranked Broncos, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 30-21 result in favor of the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 73-ranked offense, averaging 26.8 PPG, against a Broncos defense that ranks No. 78 this week at 29.7 PPG. The Chippewas aerial game is averaging 245.8 yards per game, more than the Broncos secondary allows through the air, 227.4 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Broncos own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 161 yards per game when on the road. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 70 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Western Michigan, they were a 48-34 loser as they battled Northern Illinois at home. Western Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 82 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tyler Van Tubbergen's 333-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Northern Illinois earned a 48-34 win over Western Michigan on Saturday at Waldo Stadium.
Central Michigan won its last outing, a 35-14 result against Akron on October 27. Central Michigan covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Akron was unable to contain Zurlon Tipton in its last action Saturday and the result was a 35-14 Week 9 loss against the Chippewas.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Broncos at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
Western Michigan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Central Michigan
Central Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
Central Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 5 games when playing at home against Western Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
Western Michigan at Buffalo, Saturday, November 10
Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, November 10