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    At 1:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-2) play at the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-2).

    The Chippewas are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) against the Eagles. The over/under for this matchup is 48 points.

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    Game Info for Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    • Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
    Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Central Michigan -7.5 -110 -110 48 -110 -110 -299 +238

    Central Michigan Pick Insights

    • Central Michigan is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Central Michigan’s four games with a set total.

    Central Michigan Stats & Insights

    • It’s been a difficult stretch for Central Michigan, which ranks 20th-worst in total offense (318 yards per game) and seventh-worst in total defense (481.8 yards per game allowed) in 2023.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 scoring defense that ranks 14th-worst in the FBS (36 points allowed per game), Central Michigan has put up better results on offense, ranking 84th in the FBS by totaling 25.8 points per game.
    • Central Michigan ranks 17th-worst in passing offense (166.8 passing yards per game) and fourth-worst in passing defense (342 passing yards per game allowed) this year.
    • Central Michigan is putting up 151.3 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 70th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 80th, allowing 139.8 rushing yards per contest.
    • Central Michigan ranks 21st-worst in third-down conversion rate (33.9%), but has been better on defense, ranking 102nd with a 44.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Central Michigan has forced two total turnovers (119th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over three times (13th in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 82nd-ranked in college football.

    Central Michigan’s Best Players

    • Jase Bauer has thrown for 381 yards (95.3 ypg) to lead Central Michigan, completing 54.2% of his passes and recording one touchdown pass this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 98 rushing yards on 30 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
    • Myles Bailey has racked up 211 yards on 49 carries while finding paydirt two times.
    • Bert Emanuel Jr. has carried the ball 40 times for 150 yards (37.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Jesse Prewitt III’s leads his squad with 233 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 13 receptions (out of 15 targets) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Chris Parker has put together a 168-yard season so far with one touchdown, reeling in seven passes on 10 targets.
    • Tyson Davis has been the target of 13 passes and hauled in seven receptions for 117 yards, an average of 29.3 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Jacques Bristol has two sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Kyle Moretti is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s collected 16 tackles and two TFL.
    • Elijah Rikard has a team-high one interception to go along with seven tackles and one pass defended.

    Eastern Michigan Betting Insights

    • Eastern Michigan is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • When it has played as at least 7.5-point underdogs this season, Eastern Michigan is 1-0 against the spread.
    • None of Eastern Michigan’s three games with a set total this year have hit the over.

    Eastern Michigan Pick Insights

    • Eastern Michigan has lots of room to improve, as it ranks third-worst in total yards per game (240) and 25th-worst in total yards allowed per game (415.8).
    • Eastern Michigan has been struggling offensively, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with 14.5 points per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, giving up 21.5 points per contest (53rd-ranked).
    • Eastern Michigan’s passing offense has been bottom-25 this season, registering 124.5 passing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 30th with 186 passing yards ceded per contest.
    • Eastern Michigan has plenty of room to improve in the running game, as it ranks 25th-worst in rushing yards per game (115.5) and sixth-worst in rushing yards surrendered per game (229.8).
    • Eastern Michigan’s offense has been struggling on third down, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with a 24.5% third-down conversion rate. It has been better defensively, surrendering a 40.4% third-down rate (79th-ranked).
    • At 0, Eastern Michigan owns the 67th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with six forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (69th in the FBS).

    Eastern Michigan’s Best Players

    • Austin Smith leads Eastern Michigan with 456 yards on 47-of-85 passing with two touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 49 rushing yards (12.3 ypg) on 27 carries.
    • The team’s top rusher, Samson Evans, has carried the ball 38 times for 220 yards (55 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jaylon Jackson has racked up 196 yards (on 39 attempts) with one touchdown.
    • Tanner Knue has racked up 119 receiving yards on 15 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Blake Daniels has nine receptions (on 16 targets) for a total of 101 yards (25.3 yards per game) this year.
    • Hamze Elzayat’s five grabs (on 10 targets) have netted him 81 yards (20.3 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Mikah Coleman has racked up three sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL and seven tackles.
    • Joseph Sparacio, Eastern Michigan’s tackle leader, has 18 tackles this year.
    • Bennett Walker has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has three passes defended to his name.

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