Western Michigan at Central Michigan Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 8.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-14. They currently have a point differential of -4.0 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 75.5 per game. Central Michigan has an overall mark of 15-6. They are averaging 84.7 points per contest and giving up 76.3, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 8-9-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
11/15/18 F Kevin Halmet Ankle is out indefinitely
Michael Flowers averages 15.6 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Seth Dugan comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Shawn Roundtree averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Larry Austin averages 17.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 273rd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 288th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 184th, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 256th place in the NCAA. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the nation. Western Michigan averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 231st in the country. Their average scoring margin is -4.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 264th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 266th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 93rd and 282nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 69th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 282nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 244th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 57th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 306th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 292nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Central Michigan is 13th in the country with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 102nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in the nation. They are 42nd in the country in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game and 167th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Chippewas are 257th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Broncos are 243rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 188th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 251st. As a team they are 234th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 113th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 61st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 318th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 41st in the country in offensive rating with 111.7. In terms of pace they are 48th in Division 1 with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 102nd. As a team they are 107th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 194th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan -8.5
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