|ESPN2 Friday Night College Football Odds: Navy vs. Central Michigan|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 12 October 2012 11:30|
Navy vs. Central Michigan Odds
Both teams enter this game at 2-3 overall. Central Michigan is 1-1 at home and 1-4 against the spread while Navy is 1-1 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. Navy is 2-0 all-time against the Chippewas.
Trends show that Central Michigan is 1-11 against the spread in its last 12 games in October and 5-21 ATS in its last 26 games overall. Navy is 1-7 against the spread in its last 8 games against MAC opponents and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Central Michigan is a slight favorite at home, as the Chippewas are getting odds of -2 points against Navy. The over/under total has been set at 60.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game saw it as even, but the spread quickly went the way of Central Michigan, climbing to 2.5 points before closing at CMU -2.
Central Michigan is 2-3 after a 50-35 loss at Toledo last week. The three losses for the Chippewas have come against teams with at least 4 wins currently. Central Michigan is scoring 27.2 points per contest right now, but giving up 40.8 points per game, which ranks 120th in the nation. The team is being led by senior quarterback Ryan Radcliff, who has thrown for 1,286 yards and 9 TDs.
Navy is coming off a 28-21 overtime win over Air Force last week. The Midshipmen have had both their wins coming over military squads in Air Force and VMI. Navy is scoring just 17.2 points per game this season while allowing 24 points per contest. The Midshipmen do rank 17th in the nation in rushing at 230.4 yards per game, but that is because they run a triple-option offense. Quarterback Trey Miller leads the team in both rushing (291 yards) and passing (381 yards).
In terms of Injuries, Central Michigan linebacker Alex Smith is questionable with an undisclosed injury while tackle Jake Olson is out with a knee injury. Navy defensive end Collin Sturdivant is questionable for the game due to a back injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Navy. The Midshipmen are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of +2 points at Central Michigan on Friday.