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Central Michigan Chippewas Hosting the Western Michigan Broncos Week 5 Odds and Betting Pick

The Chippewas hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Central Michigan Chippewas pay a visit to Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Week 5 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Central Michigan Chippewas in this game found them listed as 4-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Broncos to win this game on Saturday 38-31. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Western Michigan Broncos vs Central Michigan Chippewas Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Michigan Chippewas currently sport a record of 3-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-1 ATS. The Western Michigan Broncos are 4-0 and 4-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Central Michigan Chippewas post a 3-1 over under record this season, while the Western Michigan Broncos have gone 2-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Central Michigan vs Western Michigan injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Central Michigan Chippewas rated this week at No. 34 and the Western Michigan Broncos sitting at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Central Michigan's No. 35-ranked offense, averaging 39.5 PPG, against a Western Michigan defense that ranks No. 36 this week at 20.75 PPG. The Central Michigan aerial game is averaging 338 yards per game, more than the Western Michigan Broncos secondary allows through the air, 221.25 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Western Michigan Broncos own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 63 yards per game when on the road. Central Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 63 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jamauri Bogan ran through the Georgia Southern defense for 104 yards in Western Michigan's last game, handing the Eagles a 49-31 setback on Saturday at Waldo Stadium.

Cooper Rush's 402-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Virginia earned a 49-35 win over Central Michigan on Saturday at Scott Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Western Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Michigan's last 6 games
  • Western Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Central Michigan is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Central Michigan is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Michigan's last 7 games
  • Central Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Michigan home to NIU, Saturday, October 8th
Central Michigan home to Ball State, Saturday, October 8th