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    On Saturday at 1:30 PM ET, the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-2) will visit the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-2).

    The Chippewas are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) versus 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 -109 -111 -297 +237

    Central Michigan Pick Insights

    • Central Michigan is 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Central Michigan has hit the over in three of its four games with a set total (75%).

    Central Michigan Stats & Insights

    • Central Michigan ranks 20th-worst in total offense (318 yards per game) and seventh-worst in total defense (481.8 yards per game allowed) this year.
    • Central Michigan sports the 84th-ranked scoring offense this season (25.8 points per game), and has been less effective on defense, ranking 14th-worst with 36 points allowed 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 season.
    • Central Michigan is putting up 151.3 rushing yards per game on offense (70th in the FBS), and ranks 80th on the other side of the ball with 139.8 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Central Michigan ranks 21st-worst in third-down percentage (33.9%), but has been better on defense, ranking 102nd with a 44.2% third-down conversion rate allowed.
    • Central Michigan ranks 82nd in college football with a -1 turnover margin after forcing 2 turnovers (119th in the FBS) while committing three (13th in the FBS).

    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 tossing 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 211 rushing yards on 49 carries with two touchdowns.
    • This season, Bert Emanuel Jr. has carried the ball 40 times for 150 yards (37.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Jesse Prewitt III has hauled in 13 receptions for 233 yards (58.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Chris Parker has grabbed seven passes while averaging 42 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
    • Tyson Davis has been the target of 13 passes and compiled seven grabs 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.
    • Central Michigan’s tackle leader, Kyle Moretti, has 16 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Elijah Rikard leads the team with one interception, while also collecting seven tackles and one pass defended.

    Eastern Michigan Betting Insights

    • Eastern Michigan has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • Eastern Michigan is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
    • Eastern Michigan has not gone over a point total in three games with a set over/under.

    Eastern Michigan Pick Insights

    • Eastern Michigan has been unproductive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking third-worst in total offense (240 total yards per game) and 25th-worst in total defense (415.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Eastern Michigan’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, putting up 14.5 points per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 53rd with 21.5 points allowed per contest.
    • Eastern Michigan ranks seventh-worst in passing yards per game (124.5), but it has been more effective defensively, ranking 30th in the FBS with 186 passing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Eastern Michigan has struggled on both offense and defense in terms of rushing this season, ranking 25th-worst in rushing yards (115.5 per game) and sixth-worst in rushing yards allowed (229.8 per game).
    • Eastern Michigan’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking fourth-worst in the FBS with a 24.5% third-down conversion rate. It has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, giving up a 40.4% third-down rate (79th-ranked).
    • After forcing six turnovers (54th in the FBS) and turning the ball over six times (69th in the FBS) this season, Eastern Michigan sports the 67th-ranked turnover margin of 0.

    Eastern Michigan’s Best Players

    • Austin Smith has 456 passing yards, or 114 per game, so far this season. He has completed 55.3% of his passes and has recorded two touchdowns with three interceptions. He’s also helped out on the ground with 12.3 rushing yards per game.
    • 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 piled up 196 yards (on 39 carries) with one touchdown.
    • Tanner Knue leads his squad with 119 receiving yards on 15 catches with one touchdown.
    • Blake Daniels has racked up 101 receiving yards (25.3 yards per game) on nine receptions.
    • Hamze Elzayat’s five grabs (on 10 targets) have netted him 81 yards (20.3 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Mikah Coleman paces the team with three sacks, and also has three TFL and seven tackles.
    • Joseph Sparacio is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s picked up 18 tackles.
    • Bennett Walker has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has three passes defended to his name.
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