Western Michigan at Central Michigan College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, March 2, 2018. The opening line for this game has Central Michigan as 3.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 17-13. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 72.9 per contest. Central Michigan has an overall record of 16-13. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 71.9, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 10-15 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 11-15 against the over/under this year
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 15-8 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Thomas Wilder averages 18.6 points per game while playing 32.5 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 48% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Josh Davis averages 10.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Cecil Williams averages 15 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Shawn Roundtree averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 145th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 225th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 188th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 154th and 239th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 335th with 10.8 per game. The Broncos allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 191st in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 243rd and 292nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 153rd place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 75th in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 264th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in college basketball. They are 108th in the nation in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 203rd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Chippewas are 292nd in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Chippewas surrender 71.9 points per contest, which ranks them 160th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 155th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 200th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 229th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Broncos are 231st in the country in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 117th. They are 197th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 246th. As a unit they are 232nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in D-1. Western Michigan is 337th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 286th in the country.
Central Michigan is 309th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 181st in Division 1. The Chippewas are 157th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 69th. They are 184th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 192nd. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan -3.5
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