Central Michigan Chippewas vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Prediction, 12/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Location: Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan (+6.5)
Convocation Center is the venue where and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-2) will play the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-4) on Tuesday. Central Michigan opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 147.
Central Michigan steps onto the hardwood with a record of 4-4 for the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Central Michigan is grabbing 39.4 boards per contest and has totaled 100 assists for the season, which has them ranked 149th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Chippewas are connecting on 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc (58 of 161) and 67.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 82.9 points per game (44th in the country) while connecting on 45.7% from the field. Defensively, the Chippewas are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game while drawing 20.3 fouls. They are giving up 32.5% on shots from downtown and they are 253rd in the nation in points per game from their opponents (74.4). The Chippewas are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.3% (216 of 499) and they relinquish 37.5 boards per contest as a group. They rank 292nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 121 conceded for the year.
The Central Michigan Chippewas stepped onto the hardwood against the Olivet Comets and walked away with a win by a score of 127-66 in their last contest. Central Michigan ended with a 56.4% FG percentage (44 of 78) and made 13 of their 35 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Chippewas buried 26 of 36 tries for a rate of 72.2%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they earned 61 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists for this game in addition to earning 10 steals and 2 rejections. When it comes to defending, Central Michigan allowed the other team to shoot 56.4% from the floor on 44 of 78 shooting. Olivet distributed 10 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Comets totaled 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Olivet finished the contest at 58.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 24 attempts. They also converted 8 out of their 35 tries from distance.
Meikkel Murray is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He racked up 13 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 24 mins played and grabbed 9 boards. Murray finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Chippewas was Aundre Polk. He snagged 13 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up going 100.0% from the field in this matchup by going 5-of-5 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Polk was on the hardwood for 23 min.
Eastern Michigan has a mark of 2-2 for the campaign. Eastern Michigan has totaled 330 points for the campaign (82.5 per game) and they snag 38.3 boards per game. The Eagles commit 15.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.4% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles are shooting 43.6% from the floor, which ranks them 224th in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.5 times per game (181st in D-1) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per game. The Eagles defensively are ranked 152nd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.5. They are forcing 22.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.0% from the field (247th in D-1). The Eastern Michigan defense allows 34.0% on three-point shots (36 of 106) and their opponents are converting on 70.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 17.0 assists and 34.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 316th and 144th in Division 1.
In their last game, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took home the win by a final score of 94-65 against the Olivet Comets. The Eagles corralled 22 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 36 for this contest. They also stuffed 2 tries while recording 22 steals in this game. The Comets committed 17 fouls for this contest which got the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.2%. In relation to shots from distance, Eastern Michigan knocked down 14 out of 39 tries (35.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Eagles shot 32 out of 76 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.1%. The Eagles allowed the Comets to convert 23 of 50 tries from the floor which left them shooting 46.0% in the matchup. They finished 44.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 11 of 25 and finished the contest at 8 out of 9 from the free throw line (88.9%). Regarding how they rebounded, Eastern Michigan allowed Olivet to grab 36 in all (3 on the offensive glass).
Yeikson Montero was important for the Eagles for the contest. He knocked down 9 of 15 for the contest for a rate of 60.0%, which got him 25 points. Montero grabbed 5 rebounds in his 28 mins and tallied 2 assists for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Eastern Michigan was Bryce McBride. He walked away with 17 points in his 25 minutes played via 4 out of 11 from the floor in the matchup. McBride finished going 36.4% from the field while earning 4 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan (-6.5)
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