Free Week 1 Prediction: Rams vs Chippewas Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Rhode Island Rams vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 31st
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games.
The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Rhode Island Rams come to town to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas.
This is the first meeting between the teams in recent history.
Rhode Island Rams
The Rhode Island Rams had a terrible season last year finishing with a 2-9 record and 11th place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
If you want an idea how bad they were they lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 55-6, who are one of the worst teams in the power five conference.
Coming into this season, no one is really expecting any better results from this team. They are picked to finish in last place in the preseason CAA football conference this year.
There is a lot of turmoil around this team as some have called for the football program to be shutdown, something school administration is looking into.
ON the field this team doesn’t have many bright spots. On the defensive side they struggle and on offense they can’t get much going, which isn’t a good combination when trying to win games.
Central Michigan Chippewas
The Central Michigan Chippewas had a strong start to their season last year, but struggled in MAC play and that led to a 6-7 record.
This year the Chippewas are making some changes on the offensive side of the football. For the first time under Dan LeFevour, they will be returning to a spread offense.
Tony Poljan and Shane Morris, who is a transfer from Michigan are the two candidates to start this game against the Rams. Whoever is the starter expect a few growing pains early as they try to settle in a system new to both guys.
If this team wants to be better, the running game needs to be better and that starts with the offensive line. The last few years the offensive line has had issues opening up holes in the running game, and that led to them finishing in last place in the MAC in rushing last year.
The strength of the Chippewas for years was on the defensive side of the ball, but that has been a bit of a struggle the last year, and it’s not trending in the right way.
For them to take a step forward this year, the front seven need to be better. especially the front four.
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Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
The Chippewas are paying the Rams to make the trip to play this game, and that is really how it should be.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: There is no line yet. A final score prediction is provided below.
The Chippewas are the much better team, and this game is going to get really ugly, really quick.
The Chippewas will run up the score early and that will lead to an easy victory.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Chippewas 56 – Rams 6
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