The Kent State Golden Flashes (5-4, 4-1 Mid-American) attempt to maintain their hold on first place in the East Division when they visit the Central Michigan Chippewas (5-4, 3-2) in a MACtion showdown on Wednesday. Kickoff from Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Mich. is set for 8 p.m. ET.
The Chippewas are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Central Michigan vs. Kent State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 75.5. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)
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The model knows Central Michigan has scored at least 21 points in eight of its nine games this season and recorded 30 or more on five occasions. The Chippewas received a tremendous performance from Kalil Pimpleton in last week's 42-30 victory at Western Michigan as the junior receiver registered three touchdowns - two on punt returns - in a five-minutes span late in the second quarter to turn a 14-0 deficit into a 21-14 halftime lead. Pimpleton finished with 115 receiving yards for his third straight 100-yard game while freshman running back Lew Nichols III posted his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing effort with 163 to raise his season total to 1,082, which ranks him fifth in the nation.
The model also knows Kent State has won four of its last five games after dropping three of its first four contests this season. The Golden Flashes also have been racking up the points of late, scoring at least 31 in each of its last four outings. Kent State didn't waste much time getting into the end zone in its 52-47 triumph over Northern Illinois last week, as each of its seven touchdown drives lasted less than two minutes.
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