Western Michigan at Central Michigan NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Western Michigan Broncos travel to McGuirk Arena to play the Central Michigan Chippewas on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Central Michigan as 4.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-22. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 70.1 points per contest while giving up 75.9 per game. Central Michigan has an overall record of 20-10. They are averaging 82.6 points per game and surrendering 76.1, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 13-14-2 against the spread
The Western Michigan Broncos are 16-13-0 against the over/under
Important Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 16-10-1 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 14-13-0 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
03/07/19 F Rob Montgomery Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs Western Michigan
Seth Dugan comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Michael Flowers averages 15.8 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Larry Austin averages 16.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Shawn Roundtree averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 249th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 267th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 315th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.5 per game. The Broncos allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 230th and 300th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 241st place in Division 1. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Central Michigan is 18th in the country with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 139th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 68th in the nation. They are 43rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 201st in assists per contest with 13.2. The Chippewas are 219th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Chippewas surrender 76.1 points per contest, which ranks them 284th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 252nd and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 58th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 300th with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Chippewas are 298th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Broncos are 298th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.6. In terms of pace they are 146th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 269th. As a team they are 255th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 139th in Division 1. Western Michigan is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions.
Central Michigan is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Chippewas are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 110.2. In terms of pace they are 33rd in Division 1 with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 139th. As a team they are 126th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 209th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Central Michigan college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Central Michigan -4.5
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