Betting On The Sun Bowl: Washington State Vs. Central Michigan

  • Washington State has -280 odds to beat Central Michigan.
  • Washington State has -115 odds to cover a 7-point spread.

EL PASO, Texas – The Washington State Cougars and Central Michigan Chippewas will go head-to-head in the 2021 Sun Bowl.

Central Michigan was originally supposed to play in the Arizona Bowl against Boise State until a COVID-19 outbreak forced Boise State out. As for Washington State, they were set to go up against Miami until COVID forced them out as well.

With that, the game must go on and now the Cougars will take on the Chippewas on Friday at noon EST at Sun Bowl Stadium.

Sun Bowl Odds

  • Washington State -280
  • Central Michigan +230
  • Washington State Spread -7 (-115)
  • Total: 57.5 Points

Washington State is going into this game heavily favored on online betting sites being that the PAC-12 is a far more competitive conference than the MAC.

The Cougars finished the season with a 7-5 record and in third place in the Pac-12. As for Central Michigan, they went 8-4 and came in second place in the MAC.

Chippewas Put Up A Fight Against The Spread

Both teams finished with a similar record against the spread with Washington State going 8-4 and Central Michigan going 7-5. The Cougars did a solid job as they covered the spread by a 4.3-point margin and won their games by 4.2 points.

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Central Michigan had a similar cover margin of 4.5 points but won their games by 6.8 points.

Central Michigan has covered the spread in four straight games and could take advantage of a major hole that Washington State is facing. That is the fact that their star running back, Max Borghi, has opted out of the bowl game as he preps for the NFL Draft.

Looking into some trends for the game that back up Central Michigan even more, they have gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. Washington State has also struggled in their last six non-conference games going 1-5 ATS.

The public has also been split on these college football betting lines with Washington State taking in 54% to Central Michigan’s 46%.