Toledo at Central Michigan Odds, Pick & Betting PreviewJosh Bailey
The Toledo Rockets will look to get back in the win column after suffering their first loss of the season in Week 9 when they host a Central Michigan Chippewas team that has gotten hot at just the right time.
The college football week 11 odds favor Toledo by 4-points to beat Central Michigan. Now, let’s find out which team is going to bring home the bacon in this MAC Conference matchup.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Toledo Rockets at Central Michigan Chippewas College Football Week 11 Odds & Betting Preview
What: Toledo Rockets (7-1) at Central Michigan Chippewas (5-4)
When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Mount Pleasant, MI
Stadium: Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Weather: 52° F | Morning Clouds
Spread: Toledo -4
Moneyline: Toledo -190 vs Central Michigan +165
Game Total: 52.5
Watch: ESPN 2
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Listen: Toledo vs Central Michigan
Bet The Toledo Rockets at -6 Because…
The Rockets (7-1 SU, 6-1-1 ATS) were on the wrong end of a 32-27 loss against Northern Illinois on Saturday and never came close to covering the spread as a 7-point home favorite.
Toledo rushed for a jaw-dropping 291 yards but quarterback Phillip Ely was limited to 15 of 33 passing for 136 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Rockets were outscored 13-3 in the fourth quarter and allowed the Huskies’ two quarterbacks to combine for 16-for-25 passing for 277 yard with two touchdowns and one interception.
"Northern Illinois played four quarters of disciplined football, and, unfortunately, we didn’t," Toledo coach Matt Campbell said. "I was disappointed in our execution. We were not our best tonight, and that cost us the football game.
The Rockets outgained Northern Illinois 427-401 yards but committed three costly turnovers in having their five-game ATS winning streak snapped. Toledo has won five straight against Central Michigan dating back to 2009.
“It’s kind of the same thing we were dealing with Ball State,” said defensive end Blake Serpa, in regards to Central Michigan’s 23-21 win two weeks ago that snapped a five-game losing streak to the Cardinals. “Just a team we haven’t been able to get over the hump on, and I think we’re in a great position to do that this year. With how much (that game) means I think is going to help.”
Bet The Central Michigan Chippewas at +6 Because…
Central Michigan (5-4 SU, 8-1 ATS) has won three straight games including their hard-fought 14-6 win over Akron on Saturday as a 3-point road favorite. The Chippewas got a solid performance from quarterback Cooper Rush as he completed 23 of 37 passes for 236 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
More importantly, Central Michigan shut out the Zips offense in the second half and gave up just six second quarter points while holding the Zips to just 25 rushing yards in the victory. Rush has thrown 20 TD passes and just eight interceptions on the season while averaging 291.8 passing yards per game.
Defensively, the Chippewas has held their last three opponents to an average of just 13.6 points per game.
“We’ve played really good defense the last two weeks,” Chippewas head coach John Bonamego said. “Hope to keep that trend continuing. I think really it’s their attitude and their mental toughness and the fight that they have. Just keep pushing forward and not worry about the last play. Just focus on the next play.”
While the Rockets suffered their first loss of the season the last time out, the Chippewas are not about to overlook their once-beaten rivals.
“It doesn’t, to me, take away anything in terms of how I feel about the quality of their football team,” CMU coach John Bonamego said Thursday. “They’re an excellent football team. I think it speaks to the quality of play in our conference.
“I think it’s very, very difficult for anybody to go through our conference unscathed. I think it’s a really, really hard thing. Especially on our side of the bracket in the West.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
68 percent of the betting public like Toledo to cover the college football betting line in this matchup and I’m surprised that the figure isn’t a bit higher, seeing as how Toledo is the better statistical team on both sides of the ball and extra motivated following their week 10 loss.
The Rockets have compiled a perfect 6-0 ATS mark in their last six road games while going 9-1-2 ATS in their last 12 games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight conference games.
Central Michigan is 4-0 ATS in their last four home games and a blistering 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Still, with the Chippewas going 1-4-1 ATS in their last half-dozen home games against a team with a winning road record and the favorite in this MAC matchup going a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six meetings, I say back the Toledo Rockets and call it a night!