Michigan State Spartans vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Lines & Preview | NCAAFB Week 1

On Friday at 7:00 PM ET, the Central Michigan Chippewas will visit the Michigan State Spartans.

The Spartans are expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -14.5) against the Chippewas. The over/under for this game is 49.5 points.

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Game Info and Betting Lines for Michigan State vs. Central Michigan

  • Game Day: Friday, September 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
  • Stadium: Spartan Stadium
Michigan State vs Central Michigan Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan State -14.5 -110 -110 49.5 -110 -110 -621 +442

Michigan State Betting Insights

  • Michigan State won five games against the spread last season, failing to cover or pushing seven times.
  • Michigan State covered the spread when playing as at least 14.5-point favorites in two of two opportunities last season.
  • Michigan State and its opponent combined to go over the point total in five of 12 contests last season.

Michigan State Stats & Insights

  • Michigan State racked up 24.4 points per game last year, 3.8 fewer than Central Michigan surrendered per contest (28.2).
  • When Michigan State scored over 28.2 points last year, it went 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Michigan State racked up 353.0 yards per game last season, 22.3 fewer yards than the 375.3 Central Michigan gave up per outing.
  • Michigan State was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall when the team piled up more than 375.3 yards last season.
  • Last year Michigan State averaged 113.0 yards per game on the ground, 37.8 fewer than Central Michigan allowed per outing (150.8).
  • Last year Michigan State had a 2-2 ATS record and a 3-1 overall record in games the team ran for more than 150.8 yards.
  • Last season Michigan State turned the ball over 16 times, seven more than Central Michigan’s takeaways (9).

Michigan State’s Best Players

  • Payton Thorne’s previous season stat line: 2,679 passing yards (223.3 per game), 242-for-388 (62.4%), 19 touchdowns and 11 picks.
  • Last year Jalen Berger took 148 rushing attempts for 683 yards (56.9 per game) and scored six touchdowns.
  • Elijah Collins collected 318 rushing yards on 70 carries and six touchdowns last season.
  • Keon Coleman collected 58 receptions for 798 yards and seven touchdowns last year. He was targeted 94 times, and averaged 66.5 yards per game.
  • Jayden Reed amassed 636 yards on 55 grabs with five touchdowns. He was targeted 90 times, and averaged 53.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Tre Mosley reeled in 35 passes on 47 targets for 359 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 29.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Jacoby Windmon did his thing last season with a huge stat line of 5.5 sacks, 3.0 TFL, 48 tackles, and one interception.
  • Cal Haladay was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 113 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks last year.
  • Windmon intercepted one pass last year while also totaling 48 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, and one pass defended.

Central Michigan Betting Insights

  • Central Michigan covered four times in 12 chances against the spread last year.
  • Central Michigan covered the spread when playing as at least 14.5-point underdogs in two of two games last year.
  • In Central Michigan games last year, combined scoring went over the point total six times.

Central Michigan Stats & Insights

  • Central Michigan averaged just 2.6 fewer points per game (24.8) than Michigan State gave up (27.4) last year.
  • When Central Michigan recorded more than 27.4 points last year, it was 3-1 against the spread and 4-1 overall.
  • Central Michigan racked up 366.4 yards per game last year, 50.1 fewer yards than the 416.5 Michigan State allowed per matchup.
  • When Central Michigan churned out over 416.5 yards last season, the team was 3-0 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Last season Central Michigan piled up 159.2 rushing yards per game, 19.4 fewer than Michigan State allowed per outing (178.6).
  • Central Michigan had a 2-1 ATS record and a 4-0 overall record when the team rushed for over 178.6 yards last year.
  • Central Michigan turned the ball over 28 times last season, 16 more turnovers than Michigan State forced (12).

Central Michigan’s Best Players

  • Daniel Richardson completed 56.1% of his passes to throw for 1,978 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.
  • Lew Nichols racked up six rushing touchdowns on 50.1 yards per game last season.
  • Bert Emanuel Jr. ran for seven touchdowns on 496 yards a year ago.
  • Carlos Carriere was targeted 6.8 times per game and collected 520 receiving yards and two touchdowns over the course of 2022.
  • Joel Wilson hauled in six touchdowns and had 445 receiving yards (37.1 ypg) in 2022.
  • Jalen McGaughy averaged 27.8 receiving yards per game on 3.6 targets per game a season ago.
  • Last year Thomas Incoom put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 10.5 sacks, and added 11.0 TFL and 31 tackles.
  • Kyle Moretti had an impactful defensive performance last season with 39 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
  • A year ago Trey Jones tallied 39 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two passes defended as well as two interceptions.

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