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Oklahoma State Cowboys Face the Central Michigan Chippewas: Week 1 NCAA Football Odds and Pick

The Central Michigan Chippewas host Oklahoma State on Thursday, looking to build on their 6-7 ATS mark against the 7-6 Cowboys in NCAA college football betting action at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Central Michigan Chippewas pegged as 20.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 27-20 win for the Cowboys on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas sport a record of 7-6 and 6-7 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Oklahoma State Cowboys sit at 7-6 and 6-7 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 6-7 for the Chippewas and 7-6 for the Cowboys. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Michigan vs Oklahoma State injuries news.

The game pits the Central Michigan Chippewas, currently No. 58 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who rate No. 94 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Central Michigan Chippewas No. 82-ranked offense (26.92 PPG) against a Oklahoma State Cowboys defense that ranks No. 94 at 31.23 PPG. The Central Michigan Chippewas passing attack has averaged 242.85 yards per game, less than the Oklahoma State Cowboys give up through the air (269.15 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Oklahoma State Cowboys own the league's No. 37-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 148 yards per game when on the road. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 96 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Huskies were Cactus Bowl losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-22 score against Oklahoma State.

Cooper Rush led the way last time out for the Chippewas, connecting for 485 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 49-48 loss to the Chippewas at Thomas Robinson Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma State's last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games
  • Central Michigan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Central Michigan's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma State home to Central Arkansas, Saturday, September 12th
Central Michigan home to Monmouth, N.J., Saturday, September 12th