Central Michigan at Bowling Green College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Stroh Center to play the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Bowling Green as 1 point favorites.
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Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Bowling Green has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 77.8, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 9-4 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Important Bowling Green Falcons Betting Trends
The Bowling Green Falcons are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Bowling Green Falcons are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Bowling Green Falcons Injuries
11/10/17 F Matiss Kulackovskis Knee is out for season
Cecil Williams averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Shawn Roundtree averages 14.6 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Justin Turner averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Demajeo Wiggins averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 222nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 236th in the country. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 80th and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 256th with 12.4 per game. The Chippewas allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 99th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 112th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 205th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Bowling Green is 55th in the country with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 252nd in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 71st in college basketball. They are 48th in the nation in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 131st in assists per contest with 14.6. The Falcons are 215th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Falcons surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 296th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 202nd and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 257th with 14.5 assists allowed per contest and 290th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 182nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Chippewas are 69th in the nation in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 95th. In terms of pace they are 208th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 162nd. As a team they are 101st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 15th in Division 1. Central Michigan is 262nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 96th in the nation.
Bowling Green is 285th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 203rd in the nation. The Falcons are 146th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 102.7 is ranked 206th. In terms of pace they are 34th in Division 1 with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 237th. As a team they are 189th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 224th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Bowling Green college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Bowling Green -1
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