Central Michigan at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/30/2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday, November 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 13.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.3 as they are averaging 86.0 points per contest while giving up 67.7 per game. TCU has an overall mark of 4-1. They are averaging 74.6 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 1-4-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Larry Austin comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Kevin McKay averages 18.3 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Alex Robinson averages 14.0 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 9.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 52%. Desmond Bane averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 86.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 267th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.1 per game. The Chippewas allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 99th and 55th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 182nd and they give up 8.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in Division 1. They force 19.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 195th in the country with 74.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in Division 1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 118th in the nation. They are 182nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.8. The Horned Frogs are 149th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Horned Frogs surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 87th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 15.6 assists allowed per contest and 72nd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 102nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 112.7, which is ranked 66th. They are 32nd in college basketball in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 101st. As a unit they are 107th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in D-1. Central Michigan is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 84th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 104.8, which is ranked 183rd. They are 169th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 31st. As a unit they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take TCU -13.5
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