Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats 11-15-23 NCAAF Week 12 Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats 11/15/23 – As the NCAAF season advances into its 12th week, the Central Michigan Chippewas and the Ohio Bobcats are set to clash in a game that’s garnering significant attention in the realm of sports betting in Canada. With Central Michigan holding a 5-5 record and Ohio at 7-3, this matchup on November 15, 2023, promises to be a riveting contest. The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET at Peden Stadium and will be broadcasted on ESPU.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET

Location: Peden Stadium


Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats 11/15/23 Betting Odds

Central Michigan+362+12.5 (-115)47.5 over (-103)
Ohio -546-12.5 (-115)47.5 under (-119)

Central Michigan Chippewas Analysis

The Chippewas’ offense led by quarterback Jase Bauer has been inconsistent this season. Bauer has completed 138 passes for 1542 passing yards, showing promise but also needing work, with his 57.5% completion rate and 7 interceptions leaving room for improvement. Key to their success on offense has been versatility with Marion Lukes becoming an essential contributor. His 609 rushing yards at an impressive average of 5.3 yards per rush is key to creating dynamic game plans; wide receiver Jesse Prewitt III provides another reliable option for Bauer when passing plays play off of plays like these.

Central Michigan’s defense has shown some inconsistency recently, and their ability to hold off opponents has been questionable; their away games record shows this fact. Their defense will need to step up their game against Ohio and manage their offensive line properly while also limiting deep yardage gains from Ohio’s offense; additionally, their secondary will come under scrutiny against their passing game.

Ohio Bobcats Analysis

Ohio’s offense has been more consistent, thanks to quarterback Kurtis Rourke. His 1777 passing yards and 63.4% completion rate demonstrate his reliability as a leader; his ability to read defenses and make smart throws will be critical against Central Michigan. Running back Sieh Bangura’s 564 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns provide a balanced ground attack, keeping opponents guessing on defense; wide receiver Sam Wiglusz is another weapon Ohio possesses, with significant catches to move the chains and move Ohio forward.

Ohio has been strong on defense recently, boasting an 18-1 SU record over their last 19 games. Ohio’s ability to force turnovers and limit scoring opportunities has been the cornerstone of their success, particularly against teams such as Central Michigan. Ohio’s defensive line and linebackers must remain vigilant against Central Michigan’s strong rushing attack while keeping an eye on Bauer’s passing abilities.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats Against the Spread

The Chippewas have struggled ATS, going 1-5 in their last 6 games. However, their record against Ohio is notable, with a 5-1 ATS in their last 6 encounters and a 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against them. This indicates a potential edge for Central Michigan in this matchup.

In contrast, Ohio has been strong ATS, with a 13-6-1 record in their last 20 games. Their performance at home has been particularly impressive, holding a 10-1 SU record in their last 11 home games. However, their past encounters with Central Michigan show a different story, especially with a 1-4 SU record in their last 5 games when playing at home against the Chippewas.

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Ohio Bobcats Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Ohio -546

Despite Central Michigan’s historical edge, Ohio’s current form and home advantage make them the safer bet.

Spread: Central Michigan +12.5 (-115)

Given the Chippewas’ decent record against Ohio, they are likely to cover the spread, even if they don’t win outright.

Total: 47.5 over (-103

Both teams have shown they can score, and with key offensive players on both sides, a high-scoring game is likely.

Predicted Score: Ohio Bobcats 30, Central Michigan Chippewas 21

While the Ohio Bobcats are favored to win, the most intriguing bet might be on the spread. Central Michigan’s resilience in past meetings with Ohio, coupled with their offensive potential, suggests they can keep the game closer than the 12.5-point spread suggests. In terms of expert NCAAF picks, the over on the total also presents an attractive option given the offensive capabilities of both teams. However, for those looking at a more straightforward bet, the Ohio Bobcats’ moneyline, despite the lower return, is a more reliable choice considering their strong home record and overall season performance.