Central Michigan at Western Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to University Arena to play the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Western Michigan has an overall mark of 15-12. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 12-9 against the over/under this year
Important Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-13 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 9-14 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shawn Roundtree averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Cecil Williams averages 14.7 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Thomas Wilder averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Josh Davis averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 264th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 248th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 271st with 12.0 per game. The Chippewas allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 153rd and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 178th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 128th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan is 142nd in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 219th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 152nd in college basketball. They are 173rd in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 253rd in assists per contest with 12.6. The Broncos are 333rd in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Broncos surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 172nd in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 238th and 303rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 171st with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 238th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Chippewas are 72nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 145th. In terms of pace they are 176th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 191st. As a team they are 136th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 15th in Division 1. Central Michigan is 294th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 184th in the nation.
Western Michigan is 333rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 286th in the nation. The Broncos are 117th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 103.9 is ranked 221st. In terms of pace they are 188th in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 235th. As a team they are 218th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Western Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan -5
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