Ohio at Central Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Ohio Bobcats travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Ohio comes into this game with an overall record of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 79.8 points per game while giving up 75.6 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall record of 10-2. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of 13.8.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-1 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/27/17 F Ben Vander Plas Foot is out indefinitely
11/13/17 F A.J. Gareri Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
12/22/17 G Kevin McKay Ankle is "?"
Mike Laster averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 70%. Jordan Dartis averages 14.6 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Cecil Williams averages 15.2 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Shawn Roundtree averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 208th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 176th in the country. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 12.3 per game. The Bobcats allow 75.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 255th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 109th and 39th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.7 rebounds a game which ranks 324th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 160th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 84th in the country with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 188th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 13.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 232nd in college basketball. They are 81st in the nation in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 182nd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Chippewas are 280th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Chippewas surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 42nd in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 69th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 114th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 176th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Bobcats are 220th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 111th. In terms of pace they are 59th in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 218th. As a team they are 219th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 227th in Division 1. Ohio is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 90th in the nation.
Central Michigan is 273rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 46th in Division 1. The Chippewas are 47th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.3, and their offensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 51st. They are 244th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 129th. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan
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