Central Michigan vs. Kent State Pick
Will Central Michigan cover the point spread as a heavy road favorite Tuesday night when it takes on Kent State? Kickoff for this MAC matchup takes place at 7:00 p.m. ET.
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Central Michigan. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Chippewas are 17.5-point road favorites to knock off the Golden Flashes, who opened as 16.5-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 49 before it was bet down to 46.5 at the majority of online sportsbooks.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Central Michigan. As of Tuesday morning, 71% of tickets were on the Chippewas to cover the large spread. That's a big number for a road favorite of more than 17 points.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Central Michigan and the over. In the last six meetings between these two teams, the favorite covered five times. In the last four meetings, the over cashed all four times.
WHO WE LIKE: Central Michigan. The Chips are 4-1 against the spread in their last five conference games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games overall, and have covered in four of their last five games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous contest.
On the other side, the Golden Flashes have been a horrible team to back. They're just 3-9 at the betting window in their last 12 games, are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight conference matchups, and are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. Toss in the fact that Kent State is also just 1-7 at the betting window in its last eight games in November and it's easy to see why CMU is such a big road favorite.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS -17 (buy the hook)