Central Michigan at Ohio College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas head to Convocation Center to take on the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Ohio as 1 point favorites.
Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Ohio has an overall record of 9-12. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 74.4, good for a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-6 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 5-8 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
11/27/17 F Ben Vander Plas Foot is out indefinitely
02/02/18 G Jordan Dartis Hip injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Central Michigan
02/02/18 G Zach Butler Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Central Michigan
01/31/18 F Jason Carter Leg is out indefinitely
Shawn Roundtree averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Cecil Williams averages 14.3 points per contest in 28.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Teyvion Kirk scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Mike Laster averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 77.6 points per contest this year, which is 87th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 243rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 207th in Division 1. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 94th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 282nd with 12.0 per game. The Chippewas allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 119th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 103rd and 149th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 164th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 81st place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio is 207th in the country with 73.1 points per contest this season. They are 268th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 162nd in Division 1. They are 151st in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 210th in assists per game with 13.3. The Bobcats are 230th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Bobcats give up 74.4 points per game, which ranks them 239th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 150th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 335th with 39.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bobcats are 204th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Chippewas are 70th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 113th. In terms of pace they are 193rd in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 167th. As a team they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 14th in Division 1. Central Michigan is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 137th in the nation.
Ohio is 257th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 149th in Division 1. The Bobcats are 143rd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 293rd. They are 78th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 275th. As a unit they are 278th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Ohio college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Central Michigan +1
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