Central Michigan vs Purdue NCAA Basketball Tips 12/28/2019
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Purdue -5.5
The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Mackey Arena to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, December 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 5.5 point favorites.
Central Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.0 as they are averaging 87.9 points per contest while giving up 74.9 per game. Purdue has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 67.2 points per contest and giving up 57.0, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 3-8-1 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/21/19 C Matt Haarms Concussion is questionable
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
David DiLeo averages 14.0 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kevin McKay comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Matt Haarms averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Jahaad Proctor averages 12.8 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 295th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 278th and 301st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd, and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 305th place in the NCAA. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in the nation. Central Michigan averages 87.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 118th in D-1. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 80th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 57.0 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 52nd and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 44th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 163rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Purdue is 284th in the country with 67.2 points per game this year. They are 269th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 228th in the nation. They are 88th in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 127th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Boilermakers are 323rd in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 112.2, which is ranked 22nd. They are 7th in college basketball in pace with 78.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 96th. As a unit they are 84th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in D-1. Central Michigan is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
Purdue is 306th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 102.5, which is ranked 156th. They are 340th in D-1 in pace with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 268th. As a unit they are 292nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Purdue -5.5
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