Central Michigan vs Ohio Prediction - College Football Picks 11/15/23
Ohio Bobcats (7-3) vs Central Michigan Chippewas (5-5)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Frank Solich Field at Peden Stadium)
Betting Odds: Ohio Bobcats -10 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Central Michigan Chippewas will play the Ohio Bobcats on Wednesday night at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. Central Michigan has alternated losses and wins over their last six games, while Ohio has also alternated losses and wins over their last five games.
Central Michigan Preview
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 5-5 (3-3) this season after they lost to Western Michigan by a score of 38-28 last week. Central Michigan trailed 21-7 at the half, but they led 28-21 in the fourth quarter, before they allowed WMU to score 17 straight points to finish the game. The Chippewas were out gained by a total of 484-418 and turned the ball over two times in the loss. Central Michigan has conference wins against NIU, Akron, and Eastern Michigan. The Central Michigan offense is scoring 23.8 points per game with 182.8 passing yards per game and 164.8 rushing yards per game, while going 35.3% on third downs. Jase Bauer has thrown for 1,542 yards, nine touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Chippewas this season. Marion Lukes has rushed for 609 yards and four touchdowns, while Jesse Prewitt III has caught 29 passes for 428 yards and four scores. The CMU defense is giving up 30.7 points against per game this year.
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-3 (4-2) this year after they defeated Buffalo by a score of 20-10 last week. Ohio trailed 3-0 at halftime, but they scored 20 points in the second half for the win. The Bobcats were out gained by a total of 295-236 and forced one turnover in the game. Ohio has conference losses against NIU and Miami (OH) and is second in the MAC East. The Ohio offense is averaging 21.6 points per game with 209 passing yards per game and 131.1 rushing yards per game, while going 46.2% on third downs. Kurtis Rourke has thrown for 1,777 yards, 10 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Bobcats this season. Sieh Bangura has rushed for 564 yards and six scores, while Sam Wiglusz has caught 44 passes for 519 yards and three touchdowns. The Ohio defense is allowing 15.1 points against per game this season.
Ohio Bobcats Team Facts
- Ohio has won 10 of its last 11 games against non-AP-ranked teams at Peden Stadium.
- Ohio has covered the spread in each of its last five games in November.
- Ohio has won the first half in 12 of its last 15 games against conference opponents.
- Eight of Ohio's last 10 games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.
Central Michigan Chippewas Team Facts
- The home team has won each of Central Michigan's last six games.
- Central Michigan has failed to cover the spread in seven of its last eight games against conference opponents.
- Each of Central Michigan's last eight November games as an underdog have gone OVER the total points line.
Ohio comes into this game after a win last week and they are a pretty big favorite to win, but their offense has been very inconsistent over the last few weeks. The Bobcats were shut out in the first half last week, only scored 16 points against Miami in the week prior, and only scored 13 points four games ago. On the other side, Central Michigan has also played inconsistently, but their defense has let them down more than a few times this season. The CMU defense is allowing over 30 points against per game, which should help this Ohio offense get going. I think we are going to see a lower scoring game here, as the Ohio defense should be able to give Central Michigan a bunch of trouble. Take the under in this game.