Central Michigan at Buffalo Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 16.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 84.7 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. Buffalo has an overall mark of 19-3. They are averaging 84.8 points per contest and giving up 71.0, which is a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 13-7-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shawn Roundtree averages 15.5 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Larry Austin comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Jeremy Harris averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 72%. C.J. Massinburg averages 18.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 75.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 237th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd, and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the NCAA. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in the nation. Central Michigan averages 84.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 94th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 41st and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 168th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest, and 293rd with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 318th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game. Buffalo is 10th in the country with 84.8 points per game this year. They are 93rd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 193rd in the nation. They are 16th in the country in rebounding with 40.6 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Bulls are 289th in turnovers per game with 11.8.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 112, which is ranked 37th. They are 41st in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 106th. As a unit they are 104th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in D-1. Central Michigan is 325th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 21st. They are 21st in D-1 in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 75th. As a unit they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 65th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo -16.5
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