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#335 Eastern Michigan -5 vs.
#336 Central Michigan 52.5
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:00pm EDT
Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

Where: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

When: Saturday, October 5, 3:00 PM. ET.

The Central Michigan Chippewas will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they renew their rivalry with the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

Eagles Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The Eagles have played well to start the season, winning three of their first four games. They will be trying to pick up their first MAC win of the season and their second consecutive win over the Chippewas when they play on Saturday.

Eastern Michigan has played well offensively, averaging 28.8 points per game, which is 76th in the country. Their passing game is one of the best in the country, led by Mike Glass III, who has thrown for 1,120 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions.

In their last game, Glass completed 26 of 39 passes for 279 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions as he led the Eagles past Central Connecticut 34-29. Despite his solid play this season, the team needs more balance on offense and needs to do a better job running the ball.

Eastern Michigan’s defense has been a liability this season, giving up 30.3 points per game. Glass and the offense have been able to overcome their defensive issues in their three wins, but the defense will need to start playing better if the team plans on winning their division this season.

Chippewas Going For Third Consecutive Home Win

The Chippewas haven’t played well so far, losing three of their first five games. However, they have played well at home and have won their last two home games. They will be trying to make it three straight wins at home when they play their rivals on Saturday.

Central Michigan’s offense is similar to the Eagles’ with the team averaging 27.5 points per game on the strength of their passing game. David Moore leads the Chippewas with 864 passing yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions.

In their last game, Moore completed 33 of 48 passes for 330 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, but it wasn’t enough as the Chippewas were outscored by Western Michigan 31-15, in a game that was not as close as the score suggests.

The team will need to do a better job of protecting the ball after turning it over three times. If they can limit their turnovers, they will have a chance to get the win on Saturday.

The Chippewas will also have to do a better job against the pass against an offense that is averaging 280 passing yards per game. If they can force glass into turning the ball over, they should be able to get the win.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Chippewas haven’t played well against the spread when facing teams with winning records and in conference play, while the Eagles have been great against the spread on the road. The two teams have split their last four meetings and the Eagles won it last year. Despite the recent trend, the Eagles have the advantage in this game because the Chippewas’ only wins of the season come against FCS school Albany, and winless Akron, while the Eagles have won three of their first four games, including a win over a Power 5 team in Illinois.

Prediction: Eastern Michigan Eagles -6.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Eagles and Chippewas have played over the total in four of their last five meetings in Mount Pleasant. With both teams averaging 56.3 combined points per game this season, expect them to go over the total in this game.

Prediction: Over 53.5

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Eagles will cover the spread in the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Chippewas in the first half of their last three games, averaging 11 points per game while the Chippewas average seven points per game.

Prediction: Eastern Michigan Eagles

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Chippewas and Eagles are averaging 18 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.