Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Western Michigan Broncos head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 4 point favorites.
The Broncos come into this game with an overall record of 7-14 and a road record of 0-8. They are 11-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-6. The Chippewas have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 14-4 and they are 9-8 against the spread.
Thomas Wilder comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Broncos. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Tucker Haymond averages 14.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Western Michigan. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Marcus Keene averages 30 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Chippewas. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Braylon Rayson averages 20.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Western Michigan averages 74.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 128th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 41st in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 282nd and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 12.8 per game. The Broncos allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 314th in the nation. They also allow a 51% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 349th and 334th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 15.8 assists per contest which puts them in 324th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 184th in Division 1.
Central Michigan averages 87.5 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 245th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 94th and 260th respectively. In the turnover department the Chippewas rank 25th with 11.2 per game. The Chippewas allow 87.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 349th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 266th and 48th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 347th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 210th place in the nation. The Chippewas force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in college basketball.
The Broncos average 67.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Broncos have an offensive rating of 105.5 and they assist on 48.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Western Michigan turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.2%. The Broncos give up 81.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 86.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Chippewas score 91.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 92.7 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 8.8 points per game. The Chippewas have a rating on offense of 114.1 and 41.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 78.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 52% of their shots. Central Michigan turns it over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Chippewas give up 83 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 91.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-7 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-6 against the over/under
Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-8 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-4 against the over/under
Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
12/12/16 G Joeviair Kennedy Legal problems dismissed from team
11/30/16 G Ryan Wade Knee out for season
Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan -4
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