Numbers Tell the Tale: Cash in on the Chips in Tuesday MACtion!

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Swinging Johnson

Monday, November 13, 2017 4:13 PM GMT

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 4:13 PM GMT

Tuesday’s NCAAF slate is slight, but one of the two games has huge potential. Let’s review the college football odds and discover which side is the one that will allow us to cash our ticket.

Free NCAAF Pick: Central Michigan -17Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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Central Michigan (6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS) at Kent State (2-8 SU, 3-7 ATS)
  • Kent State is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games.
  • Kent State is 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in November.
  • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in their last five games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
  • Central Michigan is 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite of 10.5 or greater.
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in their last five games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Central Michigan is 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games.

Central Michigan has won and covered the college football odds in three of their last four games, while Kent State has not only failed to cover the number in the last three contests but has bowed by double digits in all of them. The Golden Flashes of Kent State are a team in the bottom rung of college football this season. Just check out these numbers:

  • Kent State is 126th in passing yards averaging 106.7 per game.
  • Kent State is 80th in rushing yards averaging 149.5 per game.
  • Kent State is 129th in points scored averaging 12.9 per game.
  • Kent State is 111th in points against averaging 35.5 per game.

I mean seriously? The only aspect of their game that has even a whiff of mediocrity is their rushing attack and even that is not going to keep defenses awake at night. Now compare the Chippewas’ numbers.

  • Central Michigan is 55th in passing yards averaging 243.3 per game.
  • Central Michigan is 89th in rushing yards averaging 143.4 per game.
  • Central Michigan is 67th in points scored averaging 28.3 points per game.
  • Central Michigan is tied for 69th in points against averaging 27.4 per game.

Let’s also not forget that there is a revenge aspect to this game for Central Michigan after dropping a 27-24 loss to Kent State last season in Mount Pleasant as 12-point home favorites. Lastly, factor in what these teams have done recently and it is clear that one side is soaring while the other is circling the drain. The 17-point impost on Central Michigan is still too low as they win this by three TDs or better. Back the Chippewas in your college football picks on Tuesday night.

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