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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(1-3) Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Michigan State Spartans (2-1)
Date: Saturday, September 29th 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: -28
NCAA Betting Total: 106
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We’ve got ourselves a blow out in the making on Saturday. Well in theory that is. The Spartans still hang on to their top 25 ranking despite not really showing any of the voters their right to be ranked at all.
The Chippewas will finally give the Spartans their first blow out victory on the year. Though they had better do it on the ground as Central Michigan has a very strong defensive backfield.
Central Michigan Chippewas
It took three weeks of football, but the Chippewas finally came out victorious last week against Maine by a score of 17-5. Not a barn burner, but when you’ve got a new starting QB on the field, that first victory is always key.
The Chippewas offense has been lethargic, to say the least. They come into Saturday ranked 128th with 258.5 ypg, and 127th in scoring at 15 points per game. Let me remind you that those rankings are out of 129 teams.
The lone bright spot for Central Michigan so far on the year has been their pass defense. They rank 5th in the country right now, giving up 140 yards per game. Look for them to try to exploit the Spartans pass offense.
#21 Michigan State Spartans
Sparty is still trying to figure things out as we reach the middle part of the football schedule. Yes they still have that top 25 ranking, and yes they still have a 2-1 record, but they just haven’t looked to me like they are a team that is going to do much as the season moves on.
The defense is holding strong though, giving up an average of 32.7 rushing yards per game. This defense should absolutely smother a Chippewas team that has had trouble moving the ball all season long.
Last weeks win at Indiana was a big one for the Spartans. Looks like they used the bye week to try to fix the problems that lead to their first two embarrassing performances in weeks one and two. They still gave up 21 pts, but it was a step in the right direction for a struggling football team. This weeks points against should definitely go down by a lot.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Michigan State leads all time head to head 7-3.
- MAC schools are 3-7 vs. Big Ten this season.
- Michigan State is 41-6 vs. MAC schools.
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Like I said above, I think we’re finally gonna see a dominant performance out of the Spartans. This game should act as a launch pad for the rest of their season.
This may be the so-called turning point in their season. Something they will look back on at the end of the season, no matter the outcome.
This game literally makes or breaks their season.
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I just don’t see Central Michigan hanging around for very long in this one. Their QB is coming off his very first start, their offense is one of the worst in the league, and with the exception of last week, they have been giving up way too many points against.
The stingy defense of the Spartans should be able to shut down the stagnant offense of the Chippewas early in this one. I don’t think we’ll see this get anywhere near the OVER, so bet UNDER to stay safe.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 38 – Central Michigan 3
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