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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Bowling Green Falcons Preview

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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Bowling Green Falcons Preview

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The Central Michigan Chippewas (2-5) and Bowling Green Falcons (3-4) will meet in a matchup of two conference rivals. The Chippewas are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -6.5). The total for this one is set at 50.5 points.

The Chippewas are favored (-6.5) over the Falcons. The total is set at 50.5 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN3
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  • Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Central Michigan (-6.5)
  • Moneyline: Central Michigan (-251), Bowling Green (+202)
  • Total: 50.5 Points

Central Michigan Betting Info

  • Central Michigan has two wins against the spread this year.
  • Central Michigan has no wins ATS (0-2-1) as a 6.5-point favorite or greater this season.
  • Two of seven Central Michigan games have gone over the point total this season.
  • When playing as the moneyline favorite, the Chippewas are 1-2 (winning 33.3% of the time).
  • The Chippewas have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -251 or shorter in just two games this season, and they split 1-1.

Bowling Green Betting Info

  • Bowling Green has won twice against the spread this season.
  • Bowling Green has won twice ATS (2-1-1) as a 6.5-point underdog or more this season.
  • Of seven Bowling Green games so far this year, five have gone over the total.
  • The Falcons have won two of the five games they've played as underdogs this season.
  • The Falcons have a record of 1-0 when they're set as an underdog of +202 or more by bookmakers this season.

Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Chippewas and Falcons
Chippewas Stats Falcons
256.9 Pass yards 222.4
246.4 Pass yards against 279.7
134.3 Rush yards 112.9
124.1 Rush yards against 169.3
-8 Turnover differential +2

Central Michigan Leaders

  • Daniel Richardson has thrown for 1,714 yards (244.9 ypg) to lead Central Michigan, completing 56.1% of his passes and tossing 13 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Lew Nichols, has carried the ball 133 times for 454 yards (64.9 per game), scoring six times. He's also caught 20 passes for 128 yards.
  • This season, Marion Lukes has carried the ball 40 times for 259 yards (37 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Carlos Carriere's team-high 394 yards as a receiver have come on 36 receptions (out of 66 targets) with two touchdowns.
  • Joel Wilson has hauled in 33 receptions totaling 337 yards, finding the end zone four times as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Jalen McGaughy's 14 catches have turned into 226 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Thomas Incoom paces the team with six sacks, and also has eight TFL and 22 tackles.
  • Trey Jones, Central Michigan's leading tackler, has 31 tackles, three TFL, and one interception this year.
  • Caleb Spann leads the team with one interception, while also putting up one pass defended.

Bowling Green Leaders

  • Matt McDonald has compiled 1,367 yards on 55.7% passing while collecting 14 touchdown passes with three interceptions this season. He's also rushed for 104 yards with one score.
  • Jaison Patterson has carried the ball 63 times for 285 yards, with one touchdown.
  • Jamal Johnson has collected 182 yards (on 38 carries).
  • CJ Lewis' 290 receiving yards (41.4 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 21 receptions on 39 targets with two touchdowns.
  • Odieu Hiliare has put together a 286-yard season so far with four touchdowns. He's caught 23 passes on 45 targets.
  • Tyrone Broden's 33 targets have resulted in 15 grabs for 240 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Demetrius Hardamon leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has five TFL and 11 tackles.
  • Chris Bacon is the team's top-tackler this year. He's picked up 26 tackles.
  • Jalen Burton has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has seven tackles and one pass defended to his name.

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Central Michigan vs. Bowling Green Over/Under Trends

  • In three of seven games this season, Central Michigan and its opponents have combined to total more than 50.5 points.
  • Bowling Green games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 50.5 points in five of seven outings.
  • The average point total in Central Michigan's contests this year is 59.4, 8.9 more points than this game's over/under.
  • The average total for Bowling Green games this season has been 52.4, 1.9 more points than this matchup's over/under.

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