Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/8/2020
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Alumni Arena in Amherst, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo -6
The Central Michigan Chippewas travel to Alumni Arena to play the Buffalo Bulls on Friday. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 6 point favorites.
Central Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 82.9 points per game while giving up 76.3 per contest. Buffalo has an overall mark of 14-9. They are averaging 78.6 points per contest and giving up 75.5, which is a point differential of 3.1.
Valuable 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
Important Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 10-12-0 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 11-10-1 against the over/under
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
01/23/20 F Tra'Von Fagan Knee is out indefinitely
David DiLeo averages 14.4 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kevin McKay comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Davonta Jordan averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 49%. Jayvon Graves averages 16.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Chippewas allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 319th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 303rd and 337th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 264th, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 277th place in the NCAA. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in the nation. Central Michigan averages 82.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 128th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 124th in D-1. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 96th and 270th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 267th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 75.5 points per contest, which ranks them 308th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 236th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest, and 290th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 276th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game. Buffalo is 26th in the country with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 185th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 231st in the nation. They are 2nd in the country in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Bulls are 81st in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Chippewas have an offensive rating of 108.4, which is ranked 48th. They are 6th in college basketball in pace with 76.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 134th. As a unit they are 103rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in D-1. Central Michigan is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Buffalo is 232nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 114th. They are 14th in D-1 in pace with 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 183rd. As a unit they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Central Michigan/Buffalo college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo -6
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