Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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The Central Michigan Chippewas head to Convocation Center to take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Eastern Michigan as 2.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 83.2 points per contest while giving up 75.8 per game. Eastern Michigan has an overall mark of 13-14. They are averaging 70.1 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-8-1 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 12-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 9-13-0 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 11-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Larry Austin comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 54%. Shawn Roundtree averages 16.0 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Elijah Minnie scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Paul Jackson averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.9 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 83.2 points per contest, which is 16th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 127th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 88th in the nation. They average 38.9 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 194th with 12.9 per game. The Chippewas allow 75.8 points per contest, which is 276th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 247th and 14th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 291st, and they allow 11.7 assists per game which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan is 253rd in the nation with 70.1 points per contest this season. They are 126th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.4. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 339th in the NCAA. They are 132nd in D-1 in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 276th in assists per game with 12.1. The Eagles are 97th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Eagles give up 69.7 points per game, which ranks them 131st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 127th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 347th with 17.0 dimes allowed per game and 178th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 248th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 52nd. They are 31st in college basketball in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 127th. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in D-1. Central Michigan is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Eastern Michigan is 89th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 192nd. They are 291st in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 199th. As a unit they are 262nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Eastern Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Central Michigan +2.5
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