|Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Odds: Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 26 December 2012 11:30|
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Odds
Western Kentucky is 7-5 on the season and 8-4 against the spread. Central Michigan is 6-6 on the season and 5-7 against the spread. The Hilltoppers have hit the over in 6 of 11 lined games while the Chippewas have hit the over in 7 of 11 lined games. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Central Michigan is 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. Western Kentucky has covered in their last 5 non-conference game and the Hilltoppers are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Western Kentucky is the favorite in this game, as the Hilltoppers have odds of -6 points against Central Michigan. The over/under total has been set at 57 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Western Kentucky favored by 6 points. The spread hit a peak of 7 and a low of 5 before closing at WKU -6.
Western Kentucky is coming off a 25-24 win over North Texas to end the regular season. That win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Hilltoppers, who finished 4-4 in Sun Belt Conference play. WKU is averaging 28.8 points per game while the defense is allowing just 25.6 points per contest. The Hilltoppers are being led by running back Antonio Andrews, who has rushed for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Central Michigan is coming off a 42-21 win over UMass to end the regular season. The Chippewas won their final three games of the season in order to get bowl eligible. They also finished 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play. CMU is scoring 29.3 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 33.3 points per contest. The Chippewas are also being led by a running back, as Zurlon Tipton has rushed for 1,391 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Central Michigan receivers Titus Davis and Courtney Williams have been suspended for this game. Western Kentucky has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -6 points against Central Michigan.