Central Michigan at Miami-OH: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Central Michigan at Miami-OH: 10/2/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Miami-OH RedHawks (1-3) vs Central Michigan Chippewas (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Fred C. Yager Stadium)

Betting Odds: Miami-OH RedHawks -1 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Central Michigan Chippewas and Miami of Ohio Redhawks face off on Saturday in a week 5 college football showdown at Yager Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2019, Miami came away with the 26-21 victory. 

Central Michigan comes into this game with a 2-2 record overall but their two losses came against LSU and Missouri. In the last game against FIU it looked like they were going to lose, but 21 points in the 4th quarter was enough to come away with the victory. Central Michigan on the season is averaging 30.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 27.5 points per game. Under center for Central MIchigan is Jacob Simon who has thrown for 682 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Lew Nicholls II is the best player on the ground putting up 384 yards and two touchdowns.

On the other side of this matchup is the Redhawks who have a 1-3 record and the only win came against a non-FBS level team. In the last game against Army, the offense really struggled scoring only 10 points, and that led to the loss. Miami on the season is averaging 23 points per game while their defense is giving up 27.5 points. Brett Gabbert is under center for Miami having thrown for 565 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. The defense has been an issue for this team, and something that will need to be improved upon in this game. 

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Central Michigan is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. Miami of Ohio is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. Central Michigan is 0-4 against the spread in their last four meetings. The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. 

Miami of Ohio’s record isn’t great, but don’t let that fool you, this is a team that should compete in the MAC this season. Miami did win their one game at home this season, and they are going to get good play out of Gabbert. Back the Redhawks to come away with their second victory at home.

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Shane’s Pick Miami Redhawks

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