Free Week 3 Prediction: Rebels vs Chippewas Odds
Looking for UNLV Rebels vs. Central Michigan Chippewas free picks? Week 3 College football betting sees the Rebels taking on the Chippewas Saturday September 17th 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.
(1-1) UNLV Rebels vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Time: 3:00 pm EST
Venue: Kelly Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: CMU -13
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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Talk all you want about how Central Michigan was gifted a win over then-No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday after a missed call by some now-suspended referees, but the fierce Chippewas proved that they’ll be able to hang with the big boys in 2016.
They’ll look to forward some early momentum against the UNLV Rebels, a team that showed some fight against the UCLA Bruins this past Saturday.
And while the Chippewas may now be favored in this one after their upset at Oklahoma State, look for this game to be a close one with Central Michigan ousting the Rebels in the end. 27-20.
After an emphatic 63-13 win over Jackson State in their 2016 opener the Rebels traveled to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins.
And though they did end up with their first loss of the season, they did flex some muscle against a much more talented program but gave up too many burst points, with UCLA scoring 21 in just 9 minutes of play.
QB Johnny Stanton played OK against the Bruins and will look to build against the Chippewas.
He threw for 153 yards while completing 11 of 28 passes. If the Rebels want to pull the upset in this one they’re going to have to have much more consistent play from their QB.
Central Michigan Chippewas
The Chippewas stunned the nation with Saturday’s “win” over Oklahoma State but will need to remain grounded in order to continue a great start to their 2016 campaign.
QB Cooper Rush was stellar against a talented Oklahoma State team, going 30 of 42 for 361 yards and four touchdowns.
What makes Central Michigan a favorite in this one, however, isn’t just Cooper Rush, as their rush defense was solid against the Cowboys, limiting them in just about every facet and not allowing OK State to gain any momentum on the ground.
Look for them to hold the Rebels at bay this week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Central Michigan is 6-0 Against the Spread in their last 6 games in September
- Central Michigan was 5-2 at home in 2015
- UNLV won just one road game in 2015, a 23-17 win over Nevada
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UNLV is quietly improving and may very well be good in a few years. Unfortunately for the Rebels they just aren’t there yet. Central Michigan should have an easy time picking apart the Rebels’ defense while limiting UNLV’s rushing attack as well.
It won’t be a blowout due to a late touchdown by UNLV, but it will be a game Central Michigan has control of.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNLV +13
This will be a battle. Both UNLV and Central Michigan are vastly improved this year and have looked promising so far in 2016.
Though both teams are more than capable of putting point on the board, I’m not going to be surprised to see this one be a slugfest in the trenches.
Look for Central Michigan to extend a lead in the third quarter with UNLV mounting a furious comeback that will just fall short.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: UNLV 20 – Central Michigan 27
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