Central Michigan at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Central Michigan Chippewas head to Millett Hall to take on the Miami RedHawks on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Miami as 5.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 88.0 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 8-5. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 6-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Miami RedHawks Betting Trends
The Miami RedHawks are 6-5-0 against the spread this season
The Miami RedHawks are 4-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Miami RedHawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Larry Austin comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 58%. Shawn Roundtree averages 15.5 points per contest in 32.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nike Sibande scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 28.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Dalonte Brown averages 15.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan averages 88.0 points per contest, which is 8th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 69th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 149th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 50th and 187th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 229th with 12.8 per game. The Chippewas allow 74.1 points per contest, which is 242nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 183rd and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 271st, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 63rd place in the country. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 132nd in the nation with 76.3 points per contest this season. They are 167th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 186th in the NCAA. They are 100th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 240th in assists per game with 12.8. The RedHawks are 264th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The RedHawks give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 118th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 203rd and 116th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 51st with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The RedHawks are 92nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 114.2, which is ranked 34th. They are 39th in college basketball in pace with 74.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 85th. As a unit they are 95th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in D-1. Central Michigan is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The RedHawks have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 66th. They are 271st in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 129th. As a unit they are 145th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan +5.5
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