Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Chippewas come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 2-7. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-11. The Broncos have an overall record of 10-16 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 12-8 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
Braylon Rayson comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Chippewas. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Chris Fowler averages 15.7 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Central Michigan. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Thomas Wilder averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Broncos. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Tucker Haymond averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Central Michigan averages 74.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 124th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 177th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 125th in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 268th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 9.7 per game. The Chippewas allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 220th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 250th and 157th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 256th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 153rd place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 306th in the Division 1.
Western Michigan averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 184th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 241st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 153rd in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 148th and 282nd respectively. In the turnover department the Broncos rank 138th with 12.5 per game. The Broncos allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 217th and 268th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 101st and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 231st place in the nation. The Broncos force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in college basketball.
The Chippewas average 71.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.3 per contest. The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 111.9 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 47% of their shots. Central Michigan turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27%. The Chippewas give up 77.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Broncos score 78.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.7 points per game. The Broncos have a rating on offense of 104.5 and 49.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Western Michigan turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Broncos give up 74.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-9 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-11 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-11 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-8 against the over/under
Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/13/15 F Blake Hibbitts Knee out for season
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/21/15 F Connar Tava Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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