Bowling Green at Central Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/5/2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
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The Bowling Green Falcons head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Monday, March 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 7 point favorites.
Bowling Green heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-15. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 77.7 per game. Central Michigan has an overall record of 17-13. They are averaging 78.0 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 13-11 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 16-8 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-10 against the over/under this year
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/10/17 F Matiss Kulackovskis Knee is out for season
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Turner averages 15.8 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Demajeo Wiggins averages 14.1 points per contest in 27.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Shawn Roundtree scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Cecil Williams averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green averages 75.9 points per contest this year, which is 117th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 300th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 190th in Division 1. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 188th with 12.8 per game. The Falcons allow 77.7 points per contest, which is 299th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 268th and 280th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 260th place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 73rd in the country with 78.0 points per contest this season. They are 254th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 240th in Division 1. They are 103rd in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 197th in assists per game with 13.4. The Chippewas are 280th in turnovers per contest with 11.8. The Chippewas give up 71.9 points per game, which ranks them 165th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 161st and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 192nd with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Chippewas are 222nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Falcons are 250th in the country in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 213th. They are 56th in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 303rd. As a unit they are 272nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 246th in D-1. Bowling Green is 258th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 268th in the country.
Central Michigan is 297th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 177th in Division 1. The Chippewas are 157th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 65th. They are 194th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 181st. As a unit they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bowling Green/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Bowling Green +7
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