Free Week 2 Prediction: Chippewas vs Jayhawks Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Kansas Jayhawks (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kansas
NCAA Football Spread: Kansas -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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Central Michigan needed triple overtime to survive at home against FCS Rhode Island in a game that should never have even been close.
Kansas on the other hand was very much in control in their Week 1 win – another win however over an FCS team in Southeast Missouri.
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Central Michigan blew a 14 point 4th quarter lead at home before needing 3 overtimes to finally pick up the win.
They failed to capitalize on 6 Rhode Island turnovers by turning the ball over 4 times themselves.
The run game was pretty solid as they churned out 246 yards on the ground at nearly 5 yards per carry. But they couldn’t do what they needed to do to put the game away.
The Chippewas picked off Rhode Island quarterback Tyler Harris 6 times but managed to go just 5 for 20 on third down so they couldn’t capitalize on the turnovers.
The Chippewas will have to sharpen up in all facets of the game if they hope to pick up a Big 12 road win at Kansas.
While Kansas is the bottom-feeder of the conference, they came on strong at the end of last year and looked impressive in their win over Southeast Missouri State in Week 1.
The absence of Cooper Rush – now the backup quarterback for Dallas Cowboys – was felt for the Chippewas in Week 1 and they will be hoping their quarterback play can take a big step forward in order to avoid dropping their first FBS game of the season.
Kansas has now won 6 of their last 7 openers but will be looking to go 2-0 for the first time since 2011. Don’t let the opening game success fool you – the Jayhawks haven’t played a FBS team in Week 1 since 2008.
That being said, the Jayhawks do have some reason for hope with the addition of transfer Peyton Bender at quarterback.
Bender dazzled in the opener – throwing for 364 yards and 4 touchdowns in the win.
Bender is a transfer from Washington State where he was stuck behind standout quarterback Luke Falk.
While he was impressive in the opener, I am sure he is aware that his next defense to beat had 6 interceptions last week. Bender did throw 2 interceptions in Kansas’s win so ball control will definitely be a concern for him.
Kansas’s defense was solid against the run last week but will be in for a different test against a Central Michigan offense that ran for 246 yards in their opener.
Bender’s ability or inability to control the tempo of the game will be the difference maker for Kansas as they look to get over the hump for a 2-0 start.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Kansas is 9-16 ATS since the start of the 2015 season.
- Central Michigan is 15-10 ATS in road games since the start of the 2013 season.
- Kansas is 11-16 ATS at home since the start of the 2013 season.
- Kansas is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games
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Central Michigan’s third down woes (25% conversion) in Week 1 could be an anomaly or they could be their quarterbacks feeling their inexperience. The key for them will be capitalizing on the mistakes that Kansas’s offense is sure to make.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Central Michigan +5.5
I think these two teams will battle it out back and forth until the finish and Central Michigan should keep it within the spread if they aren’t able to pull out the victory.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Kansas 29 – Cental Michigan 27
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