Central Michigan Chippewas vs FIU Panthers Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Central Michigan Chippewas vs FIU Panthers
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL
TV: No TV
Odds/Point Spread: Central Michigan (+4)
The Central Michigan Chippewas (0-1) head to Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the FIU Panthers (2-0). Central Michigan opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The total opens at 161.
Central Michigan comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 0-1 for the year. They are giving up possession 7 times per contest and as a team they commit 22 fouls every game. As a unit, Central Michigan is pulling in 34 boards per contest and has accounted for 7 assists on the campaign, which ranks 253rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Chippewas are hitting 11.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (2 of 18) and 64.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72 points per game (149th in the nation) while shooting 38.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Chippewas are able to force 19 turnovers every game and they draw 20 fouls. The Chippewas defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.7% (25 of 60) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 162nd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 16 surrendered this season. They concede 43.8% from beyond the arc while they are 260th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (74.0).
The Central Michigan Chippewas stepped onto the hardwood against the UIC Flames and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-72 in their last game. Central Michigan finished the contest with a 38.8% field goal percentage (26 of 67) and knocked down 2 of 18 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Chippewas converted 18 of 28 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 30 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 7 dimes for the game as well as getting 16 steals and 5 rejections. Regarding defense, Central Michigan allowed 38.8% from the floor on 26 of 67. UIC totaled 16 assists and 4 steals in the game. Additionally, the Flames had 43 rebounds (11 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 5 rejections. UIC finished 68.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of their 25 shots. They also converted 7 out of their 16 shots from downtown.
Meikkel Murray is a guy who played a lot in this matchup. He totaled 12 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Murray finished 38.5% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Chippewas was Devontae Lane. He grabbed 8 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He finished 25.0% from the field in the matchup by shooting 2-of-8 (6 points). When the final whistle blew, Lane saw the court for 29 min.
FIU has a win-loss record of 2-0 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Panthers are connecting on 39.4% from the floor, which is ranked 202nd in college basketball. FIU has scored 167 pts this year (83.5 per contest) and they pull in 42.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.5 times per game (110th in the country) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. The Panthers are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 59.6% from the free throw line. The Panthers are ranked 292nd in college basketball in PPG given up with 78.0. They have given up 14.0 dimes and 43.0 boards per contest, which is 265th and 321st in D-1. The FIU defense concedes 39.1% from downtown (18 of 46) and their opponents are making 54.5% of their foul shots. They have forced 20.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the floor (289th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the FIU Panthers got the win with a final of 82-75 when they played the Flagler Saints. The Panthers earned 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 34 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 tries while earning 13 steals in the matchup. The Saints committed 17 personal fouls for the contest which got the Panthers to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a rate of 52.9%. With respect to shots from downtown, FIU knocked down 13 of their 41 attempts (31.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Panthers shot 30 for 72 from the field which had them shooting 41.7%. The Panthers allowed the Saints to convert 29 of their 67 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.3% for the matchup. They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 22 and ended up going 6 out of 10 from the free throw line (60.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, FIU permitted Flagler to get 42 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Antonio Daye ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Panthers in this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 16 for this game for a field goal percentage of 43.8%, which earned him 21 points. Daye grabbed 4 boards in his 32 minutes and had 3 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for FIU was Radshad Davis. He notched 28 points in 27 minutes played via 10 out of 12 shooting for this contest. Davis walked away from this one going 83.3% from the field as well as contributing 2 dimes and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take FIU (-4)
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