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Central Michigan vs. No. 12 Oklahoma State picks and best bets for Week 1

The Chippewas and Cowboys meet in Stillwater. Here’s everything you need and a pick for the game.

Cornerback Jabbar Muhammad #6 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cowboys defeated the Fighting Irish 37-35. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Central Michigan Chippewas will travel to Stillwater to face the No. 12 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Thursday, September 1 with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. ET.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Central Michigan: No. 82 overall, No. 60 offense, No. 101 defense
Oklahoma State: No. 19 overall, No. 25 offense, No. 26 defense

Injury update

Oklahoma State

WR Blaine Greene - Doubtful (wrist)

ATS/Total

Against The Spread

Central Michigan: 0-0 ATS
Oklahoma State: 0-0 ATS

Total

Central Michigan: Over 0-0
Oklahoma State: Over 0-0

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Central Michigan: No. 114 overall, No. 107 offense, No. 118 defense
Oklahoma State: No. 13 overall, No. 30 offense, No. 46 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Oklahoma State -21.5
Total: 59.5
Moneyline: OSU -1500, CMU +900

Opening line: OSU -19
Opening total: 59 12

Weather

69 degrees, 10 MPH wind, 15% chance of rain

The Pick: OSU -1500

Central Michigan pulled off a 30-27 upset against Oklahoma State in Stillwater in 2016. While the beauty of college football is that just about anything can happen, as demonstrated in a situation like that, I think that the Cowboys will be able to avoid a repeat of that nightmare and pull this one out at home for their opener. I’m taking OSU, but I’m not so sure they’ll cover.

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