Friday, February 24, 2017
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Savage Arena to play the Toledo Rockets on Friday, February 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toledo as 7 point favorites.
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The Chippewas come into this game with an overall record of 16-12 and a road record of 5-6. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-7. The Rockets have an overall record of 14-14 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 15-11 and they are 14-12 against the spread.
Marcus Keene comes into this contest averaging 29.8 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Chippewas. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Braylon Rayson averages 20.8 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Central Michigan. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jonathan Williams averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Steve Taylor averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 48%.
Central Michigan averages 87.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 263rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game which ranks them 67th and 275th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11.5 per game. The Chippewas allow 88.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 349th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 283rd and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 347th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 241st place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in Division 1.
Toledo averages 79.4 points per game this year which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 90th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest which ranks them 89th and 37th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 242nd with 13.8 per game. The Rockets allow 77.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 304th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 104th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 150th place in the nation. The Rockets force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in college basketball.
The Chippewas average 85 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 86.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 113.2 and they assist on 41% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 78 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 52% of their shots. Central Michigan turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.7%. The Chippewas give up 89.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 99 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rockets score 78.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.5 points per game. The Rockets have a rating on offense of 110.6 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Toledo turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Rockets give up 68.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-12 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 17-7 against the over/under
Toledo Rockets Betting Trends
The Toledo Rockets are 14-12 against the spread
The Toledo Rockets are 15-11 against the over/under
Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Toledo Rockets Injuries
12/02/16 G Daniel Dzierzawski Dismissed dismissed from team
01/09/17 C Zach Garber Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Toledo -7
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