Rockets vs Chippewas Game Preview
Toledo Rockets vs Central Michigan Chippewas Odds
The Chippewas will try to win and cover the spread at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Rockets in Week 4 action.
The Chippewas sit at 1-2 (0-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Rockets are currently 1-2 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Central Michigan is 1-1-1 OU, and Toledo is 0-3 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Chippewas, currently No. 101 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 67 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 19-7 victory for the Rockets.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Central Michigan's No. 107-ranked offense (18 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 77 at 27.7 PPG. The Chippewas passing attack has averaged 247.3 yards per game, more than the Rockets give up through the air (230.3 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 66-rated road run defense, allowing 217 yards per game. Central Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 103 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Toledo was a 33-21 winner at home against Eastern Washington. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (54) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. David Fluellen ran through the Eastern Washington defense for 143 yards in Toledo's last game, handing the Eagles a 33-21 setback on Saturday at Glass Bowl.
Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 31-21 loser as they battled UNLV on the road. Central Michigan failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 52 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time out, Central Michigan could not slow down WinningWR, who managed 116 receiving yards in the Rebels 31-21 victory over the Chippewas Saturday.
Toledo Rockets Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6
A few Rockets at Chippewas trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toledo's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toledo's last 5 games
Toledo is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Central Michigan
Toledo is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Central Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 7 games when playing Toledo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games at home
Central Michigan is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toledo
Toledo at Ball State, Saturday, September 28
Central Michigan at North Carolina State, Saturday, September 28