Free Week 5 Prediction: Broncos vs Chippewas Odds
Looking for Western Michigan Broncos vs. Central Michigan Chippewas free picks? Week 5 College football betting sees the Broncos taking on the Chippewas on Saturday October 1 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(4-0) Western Michigan Broncos vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (3-1)
Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread:Western Michigan -4
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
Live CFB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Rivals out of the MAC meet on Saturday as the Western Michigan Broncos get set to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday night.
If this season’s meeting is anything like last years, we could be in for a solid treat. The Broncos prevailed at home 41-39 in a crazy back and forth contest in 2015.
Western Michigan Broncos
The Broncos have had an impressive start to the season as they’ve rattled off 4 straight wins.
Two of those wins have come against Big 10 opponents on the road as they took down Northwestern and Illinois in impressive fashion.
Western Michigan now gets set for the start of MAC play here where they’ll see back to back quality MAC West opponents.
Western Michigan has found success this season by running a very balanced offense. Averaging 468.5 yards per game, the Broncos have thrown for 223.2 yards while rushing for 245.2.
Through all that, they’ve averaged 43.8 points per game and have gone 4-0 ATS.
They’ll be going up against one of the better defenses they’ve seen this season, as the Chippewas rank 30th in terms of yards against.
Central Michigan Chippewas
The Chippewas have had just one blemish in their early season schedule as a comeback effort was thwarted in Virginia last week as they fell to 3-1.
Central Michigan has impressive wins over Oklahoma State and UNLV this season and gave ACC opponent Virginia all they could handle last week.
The key to the early season success for CMU has been their ability to keep up with the scoring, something they haven’t had in the past. The Chips have averaged 39.5 points per game on the season and that comes from their impressive passing game.
Senior QB Cooper Rush has had a very consistent start to the season as he’s thrown for 1352 yards while tossing 13 touchdowns.
Rush will look to repeat last year’s performance against WMU, where he threw for 321 yards and 4 touchdowns. With how inconsistent the Chips run game has been this season, Rush will be asked to do a lot here as this one could turn into another shoot out.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Broncos are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up win.
- Broncos are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in October.
- Chippewas are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Chippewas are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Chippewas are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Prediction
With both QBs returning from last year’s matchup, this has the feel of a similar game.
Both teams are playing extremely well and both offenses are in a stride right now.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 56.5
Expect both offenses to find success through big plays, as this one flies over the total.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Western Michigan 44- Central Michigan 38
If you’re looking for more picks like this Western Michigan Broncos vs. Central Michigan Chippewas matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
CappersPicks.com has College football odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NCAA football lines up for early games as well.