Free Quick Lane Bowl Prediction: Chippewas vs Golden Gophers Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Quick Lane Bowl sees the Central Michigan Chippewas taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Monday December 28th in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Quick Lane Bowl
Central Michigan Chippewas (7-5) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-7)
Date: Monday December 28
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Minnesota -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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Minnesota is one of those teams sneaking into a bowl game with a losing record. I am not saying the Apocalypse is coming but something has got to give.
Central Michigan is solid out of the MAC and I give them a shot to beat a Minnesota team that is not great at actually winning games.
Central Michigan could have easily been in the MAC title game this season. They tied with WMU and Toledo and Northern Illinois at 6-2 with their two losses being by a combined seven points.
They also covered all three of their games against Power 5 teams this season which to me says they are not one to let themselves get pushed around too much.
QB Cooper Rush has one of the best names in college football but he also had a big season leading the 14th ranked passing offense. Despite the name he is a pocket guy not a dual threat. In fact that is the biggest weakness for CMU. They are pretty one dimensional on offense.
Their defense has good numbers and should be able to handle Minnesota. The extra prep time will be a wash.
The season started on a high not for Minnesota as they held TCU to a very respectable 23 points in the first game of the season. That game was supposed to set the tone for a positive season but they won only won only two league games.
Yes they threatened in a couple of others but this team just couldn’t make enough winning plays.
The biggest problems for Minnesota are on offense. Whether it is running or passing they have big problems moving the ball. QB Mitch Leidner regressed this season but given the state of the team in all areas it is hard know just how much was his performance or others.
What is plain to see is that this Minnesota team is not all that special in away way this season. They used to have one or two gamebreakers just to keep you honest. I don’t see any of that this year.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Chippewas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
- Over is 7-1-1 in Chippewas last 9 vs. Big Ten.
- Chippewas are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
- Golden Gophers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Golden Gophers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
- Over is 6-1 in Golden Gophers last 7 games on fieldturf.
Free Quick Lane Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
Take the Chippewas plus the points. They are used to facing off against the B10 and won’t be intimidated.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Central Michigan ATS
They also have the better QB and that is a great place to start…plus the game is in Michigan. That doesn’t hurt.
2015 Quick Lane Bowl Free Score Prediction: Central Michigan 31 – Minnesota 27
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