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    Jalen McGaughy will lead the Central Michigan Chippewas (0-1) into their matchup against the South Alabama Jaguars (1-0) at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Saturday at 1:00 PM ET.

    The Jaguars are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+4.5), versus the Chippewas (with an over/under of 59.5 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Central Michigan vs. South Alabama

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    • Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
    Chippewas vs Jaguars Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Chippewas -4.5 -111 -110 59.5 -109 -112 -199 +158

    Central Michigan Betting Insights

    • Central Michigan covered eight times in 13 chances against the spread last season.
    • Central Michigan was favored by 4.5 points or more five times last season, and covered the spread in two of those games.
    • A total of five Central Michigan games last season hit the over.

    Central Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Central Michigan put up 5.9 more points per game (32.3) than South Alabama surrendered (26.4) last year.
    • Central Michigan was 5-3 against the spread and 7-1 overall in games when it scored more than 26.4 points last year.
    • South Alabama had a 5-4 record against the spread and a 5-4 record overall in games when it surrendered less than 32.3 points last year.
    • Central Michigan collected 443.0 yards per game last season, 87.9 more yards than the 355.1 South Alabama gave up per matchup.
    • Central Michigan was 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall when the team picked up over 355.1 yards last season.
    • When South Alabama held its opponents to fewer than 443.0 yards last year, it had a 4-5 record ATS and a 5-4 record overall.
    • Central Michigan rushed for 181.0 yards per game last season, 34.4 more than the 146.6 South Alabama allowed per outing.
    • When Central Michigan rushed for over 146.6 yards last year, it compiled a 6-3 ATS record and a 7-2 overall record.
    • When South Alabama held its opponents to less than 181.0 yards on the ground last season, it was 3-4 against the spread and 5-2 overall.
    • Central Michigan turned the ball over 13 times last season, 12 fewer than South Alabama forced turnovers (25).

    Central Michigan’s Best Players

    • Daniel Richardson had a passing stat line last season of 2,580 yards with a 60.6% completion rate (188-for-310), 24 touchdowns, six interceptions, and an average of 198.5 yards per game.
    • Lew Nichols picked up 1,831 rushing yards (140.8 per game) and 16 touchdowns last year. In the receiving game, he made 40 catches for 338 yards and two scores.
    • Darius Bracy ran for 212 yards on 36 carries (16.3 yards per game) last year.
    • In the previous year, Kalil Pimpleton grabbed 61 passes (on 106 targets) for 936 yards (72.0 per game). He also found the end zone four times.
    • Dallas Dixon produced last season, grabbing 44 passes for 696 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 53.5 receiving yards per game.
    • JaCorey Sullivan hauled in 48 passes on 81 targets for 672 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 51.7 receiving yards per game.
    • Last season Troy Hairston stacked up 8.0 sacks, 10.0 TFL and 40 tackles.
    • Gage Kreski went to work last year, collecting 58 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Last season Devonni Reed had a huge stat line of two interceptions, 54 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    South Alabama Betting Insights

    • South Alabama won five games against the spread last year, failing to cover seven times.
    • South Alabama covered the spread twice last year (2-2 ATS) when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.
    • A total of six of South Alabama games last year hit the over.

    South Alabama Stats & Insights

    • Last season South Alabama racked up just 0.9 fewer points per game (24.9) than Central Michigan surrendered (25.8).
    • When South Alabama scored more than 25.8 points last year, it was 3-3 against the spread and 4-2 overall.
    • Last year Central Michigan had a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall in games when it held opponents to less than 24.9 points.
    • South Alabama averaged just 11.8 fewer yards per game (369.5) than Central Michigan gave up (381.3) per outing last year.
    • South Alabama was 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall when the team amassed more than 381.3 yards last season.
    • When Central Michigan held its opponents to fewer than 369.5 yards last season, it had a 5-1 record ATS and a 6-0 record overall.
    • South Alabama rushed for 113.3 yards per game last season, 10.3 fewer than the 123.6 Central Michigan allowed per outing.
    • South Alabama had a 3-3 ATS record and a 3-3 overall record when the team rushed for over 123.6 yards last season.
    • Central Michigan was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall when holding opponents to less than 113.3 rushing yards last year.
    • South Alabama turned the ball over 20 times last season, five more turnovers than Central Michigan forced (15).

    South Alabama’s Best Players

    • Jake Bentley threw for an average of 206.5 pass yards per game and tossed 17 touchdowns last season.
    • Terrion Avery averaged 43.0 rushing yards and accumulated one rushing touchdown.
    • Bryan Hill ran for three touchdowns on 341 yards a year ago.
    • Jalen Tolbert averaged 122.7 receiving yards and grabbed eight receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
    • Jalen Wayne caught 53 passes last season on his way to 630 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
    • Caullin Lacy caught 41 passes on his way to 291 receiving yards a season ago.
    • Charles Coleman III proved to be a relentless defender last year, recording 4.0 sacks, 5.0 TFL and 21 tackles.
    • A.J. DeShazor had an impactful defensive performance last season with 32 tackles and one sack.
    • A year ago Darrell Luter Jr. collected 12 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and four passes defended as well as four interceptions.

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