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Broncos Chippewas Betting Preview for Week 3

Central Michigan ChippewasWestern Michigan Broncos
Sep 17, 12:00 PM | Turf of Waldo Stadium

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds


The visiting Chippewas hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Waldo Stadium against the Broncos.

They bring a 1-1 record (1-1 ATS) to the Week 3 battle against the 1-1 Chippewas, who are 0-2 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Western Michigan go 0-2 so far and the Chippewas go 0-2.

View Central Michigan vs Western Michigan Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Western Michigan opened as 7-point favorites , while the total was set at 999 for over under betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Broncos sit at No. 43 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Chippewas are at No. 37 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 23-20.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Michigan's #82-ranked offense (24 PPG) against a Chippewas defense that ranks #33 at 16.5 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 184.5 yards per game, more than the Chippewas give up through the air (96 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chippewas feature the league's #66-rated road run defense, allowing 230 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks #34 in rushing offense at home.

Central Michigan was a 27-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kentucky. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Western Michigan won its last outing, a 38-7 result against Nicholls State on September 10. Western Michigan covered in that game as a 27-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Chippewas at Broncos trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
Central Michigan is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Western Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Western Michigan's last 7 games
Western Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 5 games at home
Western Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Central Michigan

Next up:
Central Michigan at Michigan State, Saturday, September 24
Western Michigan at Illinois, Saturday, September 24