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Ohio favored by -14.5 against Central Michigan on Saturday

Central Michigan ChippewasOhio Bobcats
2-4October 12, 2013, 02:00 | Peden Stadium4-1

The Bobcats will try to win and cover the spread at Peden Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Chippewas in Week 7 action.

This season the Bobcats are 4-1 overall and 4-1 ATS against the number, while the Chippewas are 2-4 and 1-5 ATS. As for the totals, Ohio is 0-5 on the OU, and Central Michigan is 2-3-1.

View Central Michigan Chippewas vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Bobcats here saw them open at 5Dimes as -14.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

This game matches up the No. 50 (Bobcats) and the No. 100 (Chippewas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 32-8 result in favor of the Bobcats is predicted by handicapping models.

Central Michigan won its last outing, a 21-9 result against Miami (Ohio) on October 5. Central Michigan covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 30 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Saylor Lavallii tore up the turf for 151 rushing yards in the latest Chippewas game, a 21-9 win over the RedHawks at Fred C Yager Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio's No. 66-ranked offense (29.8 PPG) against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 101 at 34.33 PPG. The Bobcats passing attack has averaged 232.8 yards per game, more than the Chippewas give up through the air (219.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chippewas feature the league's No. 36-rated road run defense, allowing 127.5 yards per game. Ohio, meanwhile, ranks No. 74 in rushing offense at home.

A few Chippewas at Bobcats trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Central Michigan at Northern Illinois, Saturday, October 19th
Ohio at Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 19th