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NCAAF Matchup - Spartans Chippewas Odds Preview

Central Michigan ChippewasMichigan State Spartans
Sep 24, 12:00 PM | Grass of Spartan Stadium

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


The Spartans will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Chippewas at Spartan Stadium in Week 4 action.

Supporters of the Chippewas have seen them go 1-2 and 0-3 ATS so far this season, while the Spartans are at 2-1 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-2, while the Chippewas are 1-2.

View Central Michigan vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Spartans in this one will find them as 24-point favorites. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 37 and the Chippewas sitting at No. 87. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 37-11 result in favor of the Spartans this week.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 28.3 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 71 this week at 25.7 PPG. The Spartans aerial game is averaging 270.7 yards per game, more than the Chippewas secondary allows through the air, 182.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Chippewas own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 158.5 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 58 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Central Michigan lost its last outing, a 44-14 result against Western Michigan on September 17. Central Michigan failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 31-13 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. Michigan State failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Chippewas at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Michigan's last 9 games
Central Michigan is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
Central Michigan is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 1
Michigan State at Ohio State, Saturday, October 1