The Ohio Bobcats (7-3, 4-2 MAC) battle the Central Michigan Chippewas (5-5, 3-3 MAC) on Wednesday night in a MAC showdown. Ohio beat Buffalo 20-10 on the road last week, while CMU lost 38-28 to Western Michigan. The Chippewas are now 1-4 on the road after their last loss, but they’ll need a bounce back win here to stay above .500. CMU has won each of the previous five head-to-head meetings versus the Bobcats, but that streak is in jeopardy.
Will Ohio beat their conference opponents for the first time since 2011, or will CMU upset the Bobcats in Athens?
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— CMU Football (@CMU_Football) November 12, 2023
Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats Betting Odds and Match Details
|Central Michigan Chippewas||+10 (-110)||Over 46 (-110)||+285|
|Ohio Bobcats||-10 (-110)||Under 46 (-110)||-360|
Odds Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, subject to change*
Fixture: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats
Date and Time: November 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Peden Stadium, Athens, OH
Weather Forecast: Clear, 49 Degrees
Points Per Game: 23.9
Points Allowed Per Game: 30.7
3rd Down Efficiency: 35.25%
4th Down Efficiency: 70.59%
Passing Yards Per Game: 290.2
Passing Yards Per Attempt: 9.2
Passing TDs: 22
Rushing Yards Per Game: 164.7
Rushing TDs: 19
Points Per Game: 21.6
Points Allowed Per Game: 15.1
3rd Down Efficiency: 46.15%
4th Down Efficiency: 40%
Passing Yards Per Game: 214.2
Passing Yards Per Attempt: 8.7
Passing TDs: 20
Rushing Yards Per Game: 131.1
Rushing TDs: 9
Ohio probably has the best defense in the MAC, and one of the better defenses in the country, statistically speaking. The Bobcats prefer low scoring games, and as a result, their offense hasn’t had to do much. Ohio isn’t even in the top 100 in total yards per game, but it’s only let them down a few times this season.
CMU has a mediocre run game and a mediocre run defense, but it’s going to be very difficult for them to put up points on the road here. It’s not a coincidence that eight of Ohio’s ten games have gone under, and we’re backing the under to hit again.
Under 46 (-110)
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