Miami at Central Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Miami Redhawks head to McGuirk Arena to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 8 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 10-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 70.2 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Miami Redhawks Betting Trends
The Miami Redhawks are 10-6 against the spread this season
The Miami Redhawks are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 10-4 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 7-7 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Redhawks Injuries
11/15/17 G Abdoulaye Harouna Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nike Sibande averages 14.1 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Darrian Ringo averages 10.7 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.6 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Shawn Roundtree scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Cecil Williams averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.4 points per contest this year, which is 226th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 190th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 183rd in Division 1. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 79th and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 90th with 14.4 per game. The RedHawks allow 70.2 points per contest, which is 127th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 158th and 96th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 170th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 107th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 77th in the country with 78.4 points per contest this season. They are 223rd in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 213th in Division 1. They are 85th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 200th in assists per game with 13.5. The Chippewas are 250th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Chippewas give up 69.2 points per game, which ranks them 102nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 76th and 113th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 130th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Chippewas are 231st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The RedHawks are 118th in the country in defensive rating with 99.1, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 224th. They are 220th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 149th. As a unit they are 203rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 72nd in D-1. Miami is 82nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 137th in the country.
Central Michigan is 270th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 103rd in Division 1. The Chippewas are 98th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.1, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 60th. They are 203rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 147th. As a unit they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +8
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