Miami-OH vs. Central Michigan - 12/7/19 College Football MAC Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami-OH RedHawks (7-5) at Central Michigan Chippewas (8-4)
College Football: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Ford Field)
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas -7 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami (OH) RedHawks and Central Michigan Chippewas meet Saturday in the college football MAC Championship at Ford Field.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Miami (OH) RedHawks have lost five of their last seven non-home games. Brett Gabbert is completing 53.9 percent of his passes for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Gabbert has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 11 games. James Maye and Jalen Walker have combined for 738 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jack Sorenson has 26 receptions. The Miami (OH) RedHawks ground game is averaging 137.8 yards per contest, and Jaylon Bester leads the way with 623 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Miami (OH) is allowing 28.8 points and 382.6 yards per game. Sterling Weatherford leads the Miami (OH) RedHawks with 86 tackles, Ivan Pace Jr. has 6.5 sacks and Travion Banks has four interceptions.
The Central Michigan Chippewas enter this game winning six of their last seven games. The Central Michigan Chippewas have lost four of their last six non-home games. David Moore is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 1,143 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Moore and Quinten Dormady have combined for 18 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Kalil Pimpleton and JaCorey Sullivan have combined for 1,483 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tyrone Scott has 30 receptions. The Central Michigan Chippewas ground game is averaging 194 yards per contest, and Jonathan Ward leads the way with 1,056 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Central Michigan is allowing 26.8 points and 358.3 yards per game. Troy Brown leads the Central Michigan Chippewas with 78 tackles, Sean Adesanya has seven sacks and Da'Quaun Jamison has two interceptions.
The Redhawks are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 conference games. The Chippewas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Redhawks last 5 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Chippewas last 7 games overall. The road team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as an underdog. The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as a favorite. Both of these teams come into this game playing strong football and both sides should feel good about their chances. Yes, the Central Michigan Chippewas have the history on their side, should have more fans with the game taking place in Detroit and they're probably the better team on both sides of the ball. With all that said, we're getting a free touchdown in a MAC game, the most wild, unpredictable and strange conference in college football. I usually want free points in my pocket when betting on the MAC. Give me the Redhawks.
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Randy’s Pick Miami-OH RedHawks +7
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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