Western Michigan at Central Michigan: 11/18/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Central Michigan Chippewas (2-0) vs Western Michigan Broncos (2-0)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
Betting Odds: Central Michigan Chippewas -1 -- Over/Under: 62 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Western Michigan Broncos will travel to Kelly/Shorts Stadium to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas this Wednesday night in College Football action.
The Western Michigan Broncos improved to 2-0 (2-0 MAC) on the season after defeating the Toledo Rockets, 41-38, this past Wednesday. In one of the most exciting games of the week, Western Michigan was able to pull off the incredible victory after recovering an onside kick with less than a minute left and then scoring the winning TD on a trick, fake kneel play. Western Michigan outgained Toledo by a 501-437 margin, however, did win the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Broncos was QB Kaleb Eleby who completed 20 of 29 passes for 284 yards & 3 TD.
On the season, Western Michigan is averaging 49.5 ppg on 460.5 total yards per game (275.0 passing yds/g; 185.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Western Michigan has been led by QB Kaleb Eleby who has completed 71.1% of his passes for 546 yards & 6 TD. The top receiving threats for Eleby and the Broncos have been D’Wayne Eskridge (10 rec, 245 yards, 3 TD), Skyy Moore (6 rec, 118 yards, TD), and Jaylen Hall (3 rec, 89 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Western Michigan backfield has been the duo of Sean Tyler (21 att, 168 yards, TD; 10 rec, 58 yards) and La’Darius Jefferson (18 att, 104 yards, TD).
Defensively, Western Michigan is allowing their opponents to average 49.5 ppg on 460.5 total yards per game (275.0 passing yds/g; 185.5 rushing yds/g).
The Central Michigan Chippewas improved to 2-0 (2-0 MAC) on the season after defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies, 40-10, this past Wednesday. Central Michigan had no trouble getting their offense rolling on the road agianst he Huskies and easily cruised to victory in the 2nd half after taking a 26-0 halftime lead. Central Michigan outgained Northern Illinois by a 433-244 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Chippewas was RB Lew Nichols III who had 91 yards & 1 TD on 12 carries.
On the season, Central Michigan is averaging 49.5 ppg on 460.5 total yards per game (275.0 passing yds/g; 185.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Central Michigan has been led by the backfield duo of Kobe Lewis (44 att, 171 yards, 3 TD) and Lew Nichols III (21 att, 122 yards, TD; 6 rec, 88 yards, TD). QB Daniel Richardson has completed 60.0% of his passes for 439 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT. The top receiving threats for Richardson and the Chippewas have been Dallas Dixon (6 rec, 113 yards, TD), Kalil Pimpleton (9 rec, 97 yards, TD), and JaCorey Sullivan (5 rec, 56 yards).
Defensively, Central Michigan is holding their opponents to an average of 18.5 ppg on 294.5 total yards per game (202.5 passing yds/g; 92.0 rushing yds/g).
The Broncos are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, however, are just 4-17 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win. The Chippewas are 10-0-1 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Western Michigan has had no issues putting up points during their first two games, however, this will be more of a legitimate test on the road agianst a Central Michigan team that has been very good defensively to start the season. Central Michigan had some questions coming into this season on the offensive end, however, I’ve been impressive by the well-balance attack and as the Chippewas have been lights out ATS at home over the past year, I think the play here is to take Central Michigan to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!