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Chippewas take on Broncos in Week 12 contest

Central Michigan ChippewasWestern Michigan Broncos
3-6November 16, 2013, 12:00 | Waldo Stadium1-9

The Chippewas will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Broncos in Western Michigan at Waldo Stadium on Saturday in Week 12 action.

Backers of the Broncos have seen them go 1-9 and 3-7 ATS so far this season, while the Chippewas are at 3-6 and 3-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Chippewas are 3-5-1, while the Broncos are 4-6.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Western Michigan Broncos Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Broncos pegged as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 112-rated Broncos and the No. 110-ranked Chippewas, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 11-7 result in favor of the Chippewas.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 44-24 result against Ball State on November 6. Central Michigan covered in that game as a 20.5-point underdog, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time out, Central Michigan could not slow down $WinningWR, who managed 187 receiving yards in the Cardinals 44-24 victory over the Chippewas Wednesday. In their last game, Western Michigan's aerial attack generated 348 yards but it was the Eagles coming away with a 35-32 victory over Western Michigan at Rynearson Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Michigan's No. 117-ranked offense, averaging 17 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 103 this week at 34.56 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 222.2 yards per game, less than the Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 233.78 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Chippewas feature the league's No. 70-rated road run defense, allowing 180.5 yards per game. Western Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 94 in rushing offense at home.

A few Chippewas at Broncos trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Central Michigan is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
Central Michigan is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Western Michigan is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Western Michigan is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Western Michigan's last 12 games
Western Michigan is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan at Massachusetts, Saturday, November 23rd
Western Michigan at Northern Illinois, Tuesday, November 26th