It has taken Chuck Martin five long years as head coach of Miami (OH). But he has finally had his breakout season. Martin has placed the Redhawks in the MAC Championship Game as East Division champions. Most important of all Miami is in the black for betting on College Football. The defense has been the bedrock for the Redhawks’ success. Counter to that is an offense that is still a work in progress for Martin. Instead, Miami used an opportunistic and fundamentally sound approach for their championship run. For that reason, they rate a strong chance in the MAC Championship Game.
Miami (OH) Redhawks Vs. Central Michigan Chippewas – MAC Championship
|Date and Time:||Saturday, December 7, 2019, Noon ET|
|Location:||Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan|
|Miami (OH) Vs. Central Michigan TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
Miami (OH) Redhawks Vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Overview
Now Miami (OH) has an online betting record of 7-5 straight up, 6-6 vs. the line, and 6-6 on totals. The Redhawks have national metrics of 122nd for total offense and 58th for defense. Specifically, Miami is the East Division champion.
Central Michigan is 8-4 straight up, 9-3 against the spread, and 9-3 over the total. Overall the Chippewas rank 25th in the nation for total offense and 41st for defense. Namely, Jim McElwain has proven to be an astute hire as head coach. McElwain may get Power Five feelers for his performance at CMU this year.
Key Redhawks: QB Brett Gabbert (1967 YDS, 53.9% COMP, 7.6 AVG, 10 TD, 8 INT, 21 SACKS, 124.5 RTG), RB Jaylon Bester (132 ATT, 623 YDS, 4.7 AVG, 11 TD), WR James Maye (15 REC, 390 YDS, 26.0 AVG, 1 TD), PK Sam Sloman (30-30 XP, 21-25 FG), LB Ryan McWood (86 TACKLES, 1.5 SACKS)
Key Chippewas: QB Quinten Dormady (1916 YDS, 67.4% COMP, 8.4 AVG, 13 TD, 5 INT, 8 SACKS, 152.8 RTG), RB Jonathan Ward (164 ATT, 1056 YDS, 6.4 AVG, 15 TD), WR Kalil Pimpleton (73 REC, 771 YDS, 10.6 AVG, 6 TD), PK Ryan Tice (44-44 XP, 12-20 FG, 80 PTS), DL Sean Anderson (30 TACKLES, 7 SACKS)
Miami (OH) And Central Michigan Betting Trends
The Redhawks are:
- 3-4 against the spread in their last seven away games
- 2-4 under the total on the road
- 6-4 on the board in their last 10 games vs. MAC teams
- 2-4 under the total when playing MAC opponents
- 3-0 vs. the odds against Central Michigan
- 2-1 over the total in their last three games with the Chippewas
The Chippewas are:
- 4-4-1 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 5-2 over the total on the road
- 6-1-1 vs. the odds in their last eight games vs. MAC opponents
- 7-2 over the total against the MAC
Miami (OH) Redhawks Vs. Central Michigan Chippewas Betting on College Football Picks
In this situation, Central Michigan is the more complete team. Offensively the Chippewas hold a significant Betting on College Football advantage. Miami’s lack of firepower will prove difficult to overcome in this matchup. To show, McElwain has flashed his SEC coaching credentials this year.
Miami (OH) Vs. Central Michigan Betting on College Football Pick: Central Michigan Chippewas
Miami (OH) Vs. Central Michigan Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Central Michigan 35, Miami 20