Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Convocation Center to play the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 3 point favorites.
Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.6 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 65.7 per contest. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 9-6. They are averaging 76.1 points per contest and giving up 70.2, which is a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-2 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-7 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
David DiLeo averages 14.2 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Cecil Williams averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Paul Jackson averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Elijah Minnie averages 17 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 62nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in college basketball. Central Michigan averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 98th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 207th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 223rd in D-1. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 71st and 189th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 70.2 points per contest, which ranks them 130th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 320th with 16.2 assists allowed per contest, and 216th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 307th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game this season. Eastern Michigan is 141st in Division 1 with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 95th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 257th in the nation. They are 171st in college basketball in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game and 203rd in assists per contest with 13.5. The Eagles are 172nd in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Chippewas are 67th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 93.2 is ranked 38th. In terms of pace they are 220th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 144th. As a team they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 14th in Division 1. Central Michigan is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 44th in the nation.
Eastern Michigan is 168th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 126th in the nation. The Eagles are 143rd in the country in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 121st. In terms of pace they are 203rd in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 139th. As a team they are 145th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 250th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan -3
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