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Bettors Look To Tulsa To Go OVER in Miami Beach Bowl

You know what to expect when you take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes: they are going to outscore you. In their past 10 games, the Golden Hurricanes have averaged 44.9 points per game, which is a large reason why the OVER has gone 8-2 in that span. Tulsa’s offense will take to the field once more this season to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Miami Beach Bowl.

Shark Bites
  • Tulsa is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games.
  • Central Michigan is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games against teams with winning records.
  • Tulsa is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games after consecutive wins.

Tulsa has one of the best rushing tandems in the nation, as the combination of James Flanders and D’Angelo Brewer has carved up defenses. Flanders’ 1529 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns are both inside the top 10 in the country.  Not to be outdone, Brewer has rushed for 1320 yards and seven touchdowns. Quarterback Dane Evans can sling the ball when need be, as demonstrated by two performances of 300-plus yards in his past three starts.

Defensively, Tulsa is underwhelming at best. The Hurricanes rank 73rd in rushing defense and 90th in passing defense. They are also not very good at generating turnovers, as their seven interceptions are tied for the second-fewest of any bowl teams.

Central Michigan stumbled to the finish of the regular season with just one win in its final five games. This poor ending had a lot to do with the offense averaging just 22.2 points in the final five compared with the 32.3 it averaged through the first seven. The Chippewas largely lean on the connection between quarterback Cooper Rush and receiver Corey Willis on offense, as they have been responsible for nearly a third of the team's passing yardage.

The Chippewas have been especially susceptible through the air on defense, as the secondary permitted a staggering 28 passing touchdowns. The one game-changer Central Michigan has on defense is Joe Ostman, who has 13.5 tackles for a loss and 8.0 sacks on the year.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tulsa will face the 6-6 Central Michigan Chippewas, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 8-4 so far this season while the Chippewas are 5-6-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tulsa vs Central Michigan injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at No. 42 and the Central Michigan Chippewas at No. 83 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tulsa Golden Hurricane No. 11-ranked offense (41.42 PPG) against a Central Michigan Chippewas defense that ranks No. 68 at 28.25 PPG. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane passing attack has averaged 260.08 yards per game, more than the Central Michigan Chippewas give up through the air (214.83 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Central Michigan Chippewas feature the league's No. 37-rated road run defense, allowing 153.5 yards per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Corey Willis hauled in 7 passes for 125 yards against the Eastern Michigan defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 26-21 loss against the Eagles on Tuesday.

Dane Evans led the way last time out for the Golden Hurricane, connecting for 305 passing yards and a 40-37 victory over the Bearcats at Chapman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Central Michigan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tulsa's last 10 games