Authored by NCAA Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Football inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl game on Wednesday December 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (7-5) Central Michigan Chippewas of the MAC West division will make the trip from their campus in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to the Eastern Caribbean to take on the (7-5) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers of Conference-USA East division in 2014 NCAA Football Bowl action. The team will play at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. This Sports Handicapper believes the Central Michigan Chippewas finished the season right where they predicted. Western Michigan turned some heads in College Football with a huge win at the end of the season, and they can score in abundance. The betting line has Central Michigan as a 4-point underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is at 68 for Wednesday’s game.
The 2014 Central Michigan Chippewas lost at home to their in-state rival Western Michigan in the regular season finale but won three of their last four straight up. Central Michigan is 4-0-1 Against The Point Spread their last 5 played on hump day and the betting odds has come in their last four on grass. CMU is 4-6 on NCAA Football Bowl Expert Point Spread Picks their last ten, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. Central Michigan sophomore quarterback Cooper Rush threw for 20 touchdowns and had a 63.8 percent quarterback rating this season. Central Michigan beat WKU back in the 2012 Little Ceasars Bowl 24-21, the last time both teams played in a bowl. Central Michigan must play stout of defense to get a victory on Christmas Eve.
The 2014 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers got their signature win on the road in the last game of the season beating unbeaten Marshall 67-66. Western Kentucky is on a four-game win streak coming into the Bahamas bowl and has covered their last three ATS. Western Kentucky is 5-5 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total six times, staying under three and have a push. Western Kentucky is an offensive oriented. The KY to beating them is hitting them in the mouth at the line of scrimmage. WKU Quarterback Brandon Doughty threw 44 touchdowns to only ten interceptions this season, including eight TD’s in the regular season finale.
Free Pick: Side and Total.