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MAC Championship Game Betting History

 
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The Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship game is the second-longest running league title game after the SEC (the Big 12 ended its championship after 2010).

This league's contest has taken place at Ford Field in Detroit since 2003, as the game was previously played at the school with the best record (1997-2002).

The winners of the Eastern and Western divisions of the MAC meet in the title game. Check out the MAC Championship Odds or view past betting results below.

MAC East

  • Akron Zips
  • Bowling Green Falcons
  • Buffalo Bulls
  • Kent State Golden Flashes
  • Miami-Ohio Redhawks
  • Ohio Bobcats

MAC West

  • Ball State Cardinals
  • Central Michigan Chippewas
  • Eastern Michigan Eagles
  • Northern Illinois Huskies
  • Toledo Rockets
  • Western Michigan Broncos
MAC Championship History
Year Matchup Line Score ATS Result
2020 Ball State-Buffalo Buffalo -12.5 (70) Ball State 38-28 Underdog-Under
2019 CMU-Miami CMU -5.5 (56) Miami 26-21 Underdog-Under
2018 Buffalo-NIU Buffalo -3 (51.5) NIU 30-29 Underdog-Over
2017 Akron-Toledo Toledo -20.5 (60.5) Toledo 45-28 Underdog-Over
2016 WMU-Ohio WMU -16.5 (58) WMU 29-23 Underdog-Under
2015 NIU-Bowling Green Bowling Green -14 (69) Bowling Green 34-14 Favorite-Under
2014 NIU-Bowling Green NIU -5 (64) NIU 51-17 Favorite-Over
2013 NIU-Bowling Green NIU -3 (58) Bowling Green 47-27 Underdog-Over
2012 NIU-Kent State NIU -5 (60) NIU 44-37 (2OT) Favorite-Over
2011 NIU-Ohio NIU -3.5 (71) NIU 23-20 Underdog-Under
2010 NIU-Miami NIU -18.5 (55) Miami 26-21 Underdog-Under
2009 Ohio-CMU CMU -14 (55.5) CMU 20-10 Underdog-Under
2008 Ball State-Buffalo Ball State -15 (63.5) Buffalo 42-24 Underdog-Over
2007 CMU-Miami CMU -3 (63.5) CMU 35-10 Favorite-Under
2006 Ohio-CMU CMU -3 (47) CMU 31-10 Favorite-Under
2005 Akron-NIU NIU -13 (54) Akron 31-30 Underdog-Over
2004 Toledo-Miami Miami -1 (65) Toledo 35-27 Underdog-Under
2003 Bowling Green-Miami Miami -7 (57) Miami 49-27 Favorite-Over
2002 Marshall-Toledo Marshall -3.5 (62.5) Marshall 49-45 Favorite-Over
2001 Toledo-Marshall Marshall -3 (62.5) Toledo 41-36 Underdog-Over
2000 Marshall-WMU WMU -6.5 (52) Marshall 19-14 Underdog-Under
1999 Marshall-WMU Marshall -20.5 (57) Marshall 34-30 Underdog-Over
1998 Marshall-Toledo Marshall -12 (49) Marshall 23-17 Underdog-Under
1997 Marshall-Toledo Marshall -1 (53) Marshall 34-14 Favorite-Under

MAC Championship History Results & Notes

Betting Results - Favorites vs. Underdogs - Total (Over-Under)
Wager Straight Up (SU) Against the Spread (ATS) Total (Over-Under)
Results 14-10 8-16 11-13

History - Betting Notes

  • The point-spread has mattered in the MAC Championship
  • Favorites are 14-10 overall, but Underdogs own a 16-8 mark at the betting counter
  • Underdogs are on a 5-0 ATS run in the MAC Championship
  • Total bettors have seen solid back-and-forth O/U results (11-13)
  • In the 17 games played at Ford Field, the 'under' is 9-9
  • The East and West are deadlocked at 12-12 in the MAC Championship
  • Six of those victories 12 victories came before the venue was switched to Ford Field
  • Five of the six came by Marshall, who is no longer a member of the MAC
  • Eastern Michigan is the only current MAC school not to play in the championship game

MAC Championship Historical Notes

In 2019, Miami-Ohio snapped a three-game losing streak for the East Division as it captured a 26-21 win over Central Michigan in the title game.

The 2020 installment saw a nice upset by Ball State, who knocked off undefeated Buffalo as nearly two-touchdown underdogs, 38-28.

Northern Illinois won the 2018 MAC title and it has been the most dominating school in the conference with eight appearances in the title game and four championships.

Of the 23 MAC Championships, only one game went to overtime and that took place in 2012 when NIU defeated Kent State 44-37 in two extra sessions.

The combined 81 points was the second-most ever scored in the MAC title game. The 2002 contest between Marshall and Toledo holds the record with 94 combined points, a 49-45 decision for the Thundering Herd.


  
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