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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Bahamas Bowl Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Central Michigan Chippewas

vs

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Thomas Robinson Stadium

The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-1-1 ATS in five bowl appearances since 1995. Central Michigan goes up against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in the Bahamas Bowl.

This game will be a bowl rematch of the 2012 Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl. Central Michigan won that game 24-21 as a 6.5-point underdog. Western Kentucky finished the 2014 regular season strong with a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS record that included a 67-66 road win over Marshall as a 24.5-point underdog. Central Michigan shook off a 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS start to finish the season with a 5-2 SU and 4-3 ATS record over its last seven games.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Central Michigan Chippewas were listed as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week.

Computer Prediction: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 31-29 win for the Hilltoppers on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sit at 7-5 (6-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Central Michigan Chippewas are currently 7-5 (5-7 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Western Kentucky is 8-3-1 OU, and Central Michigan is 5-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Western Kentucky vs Central Michigan injuries news.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers sit at No. 37 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Central Michigan Chippewas are at No. 58 on that chart.

How Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 44 PPG, against a Central Michigan defense that ranks No. 32 this week at 23.17 PPG. The Western Kentucky aerial game is averaging 365 yards per game, more than the Central Michigan Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 211.42 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Central Michigan Chippewas own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 105.5 yards per game when on the road. Western Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 63 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Chippewas were Week 13 losers coming out on the wrong end of 32-20 score against Western Michigan.

Brandon Doughty led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 491 yards Friday as the Hilltoppers downed the Thundering Herd 67-66 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Odds Trends

Central Michigan is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Central Michigan's last 19 games
Western Kentucky is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Western Kentucky's last 13 games

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